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International Students and Scholars Office

About Us

Our mission is to welcome and support international students and scholars. We provide quality services and programs to facilitate their transition to the university and U.S. life, cultivate learning and development, and prepare them to succeed in a diverse global environment.

The International Students and Scholars Office (ISSO) provides services to international students including orientation, immigration advising, visa securement, personal advising and counseling, special programs and activities, employment, and other issues or questions.


Meet the ISSO Team

Isabela Varela

Associate Director

Ross Schupbach

Immigration & Advising Coordinator

Julie Hill


Felix Weigel  

Graduate Assistant & Program Coordinator

Student Employees

Maria Jose Rosado Cupul  

Public Relations & Office Assistant

Diksha Ojha 

Program Assistant

Volunteer Interns

Haley Flores

Ulrikke Adolfsen


Global Panther Success Student Coordinators 2016 - 2017

Alisha Thompson

Diksha Ojha 

Dmytro Kravchuk 

Eugene Cheok 

Kimberly Moothart 

Pyone Lei Lei Mon

Qingshan Liang

Siraj Acharya