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.

 

Due to the Public Health and Social Distancing practices that have been instituted at UNI and in the state of Iowa, scheduled and walk-in appointments, and services with ISSO advisors will now be conducted online. Office hours will remain Monday-Friday, 8:00 a.m.- 4:30 p.m.

 

For general information - international.services@uni.edu

Immigration & Advising - ross.schupbach@uni.edu

Director - isabela.varela@uni.edu

 

Meet the Team

Isabela Varela, Ph.D.

Director
 

Ross Schupbach

Immigration & Advising Coordinator
 

Julie Hill

Secretary II
 

Raley SlaymakerRaley Slaymaker

Graduate Assistant
San Diego, CA, USA
Social Work/Trauma Informed Practice
Language: Spanish
 
 
 

GPS TEAM

Ruiwen Bao Ruiwen Bao

Chuzhou Anhui, China
Senior
Electronic Engineering Technology
Language: Mandarin
 
 
 

Ahmet Burak Cil Ahmet Burak Cil

Istanbul, Turkey
Senior
Accounting
Language: Turkish
 
 
 

Cara Lu Cara Lu

Shanghai, China
Senior
Global Marketing and Finance
Language: Mandarin
 
 
 

Phales Milimo Phales Milimo

Lusaka, Zambia
Graduate
Women's and Gender Studies
Language: Tonga
 
 
 

Pui Yann SunPui Yann Sun

Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
Senior
Biology/Global Health and Humanitarian Assistance Certificate
Languages: Mandarin, Cantonese, Malay
 
 
 

Van Tran Van Tran

Hanoi, Vietnam
Senior
MIS Business Analytics
Language: Vietnamese
 
 
 

Habib Ullah Habib Ullah

South Waziristan, Pakistan
Senior
Computer Science
Languages: Urdu, Hindi, Pashto