Our vision is to be an office that is a:

  • Welcoming and professional support center for international students, faculty and staff and their dependents;
  • Willing collaborator and resource for internationalization on all campuses;
  • National leader within the profession of international education; and is a
  • Positive and respectful work environment that values work-life balance and professional development and in which each staff member can thrive.

Our mission is to:

  • Serve the University and its international student and scholar populations with high quality, comprehensive immigration services;
  • Ensure compliance with federal requirements related to immigration;
  • Welcome and orient new international students and scholars to the University and community;
  • Provide cultural programming for international students, postdoctoral fellows and scholars and cross-cultural training for members of the University community;
  • Contribute to and support the mission of the Division of Student Affairs to provide the University of Pittsburgh students the best collegiate experience in the world; and to
  • Develop the next generation of international education professionals and leaders.

The values that guide all we do are:

  • Integrity
  • Respect
  • Excellence
  • Leadership
  • Teamwork
  • Resourcefulness
  • Service