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International Programs Office

Welcome to the University of Idaho and the International Programs Office (IPO)

The University of Idaho enjoys a rich international community made up of students, scholars, and faculty representing over 78 countries throughout the world. The International Programs Office is what makes that community possible. Our staff is passionate about transforming lives and supporting a globally engaged university community.

We hope you have a positive and successful program at the University of Idaho.


Private appointments for the University of Idaho F-1 students, J-1 students and scholars, and international employees are available upon request. To make an appointment, please call 208-885-8984, use VandalStar, or visit the International Programs Office to schedule your 15-30 minute appointment.


iVandal is an immigration compliance portal that provides individualized services to international students, scholars, faculty, and staff. Please use iVandal to submit request forms such as I-20/DS-2019 Extension, Part-time Enrollment Authorization, Travel Signature, Add Dependent, Certificate of Enrollment, Curricular Practical Training CPT), Optional Practical Training (OPT), etc.

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If you have any questions, feel free to contact your International Services Advisor:

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International Programs Office

Physical Address:
901 Paradise Creek St.
LLC Bldg. #3
Moscow, ID 83844

Mailing Address:
875 Perimeter Drive
MS 1250
Moscow, ID 83844-1250

COVID-19 Information for international students, employees and scholars

Phone: 208-885-8984

Fax: 208-885-2859