International Student & Scholar Services

Parent unit(s): Global Programs and Strategy Alliance

Unit Contact Information

US mailing address: 301 19th Ave S, 190 Hubert H Humphrey School, Minneapolis MN 55455  Map

Campus mail address: 190 HHHSPA, del code 7458

Phone number: (612) 626-7100

Fax number: (612) 626-7361

ISSS Weekly Update Subscriptions

Office hours: 8:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.; 1:00 p.m. to 4:15 p.m. (walk-ins from 1:30 p.m. to 4:00 p.m.)

Employee Information

  • ISSS Directors

    • Assistant DeanBarbara Kappler

      • Associate Director for Counseling and AdvisingAlisa Eland

      • Associate Director for Operations, IT, and the J Visa ProgramStacey Buachart

      • Assistant Director for Advancement and F-1 Visa Program DirectorTheresa GanglGassemlo

      • Assistant Director for Student Engagement and Intercultural InitiativesBeth Isensee

  • Advisers and Counselors

    • Academic and Funding CounselingAayla Anderson

    • F VisaHussain Bandy

    • F and J VisaStacey Buachart

    • F and J VisaTheresa GanglGhassemlouei

    • F and J VisaBruce Gawtry

    • F VisaTom Gjersvig

    • F VisaTamella Hajiyeva

    • F Visa and Permanent ResidencyMarissa Hill-Dongre

    • H1B VisaMolly Hoffman

    • F and J VisaEric Kroetsch

    • F and J VisaMingzhi Li

    • F and J VisaGrace Machoki

    • Career CounselingAya Maruyama

    • F VisaBarbara Pilling

    • F and J VisaDuane Rohovit

    • F and J VisaGabriele Schmiegel

    • J VisaDeanne Silvera

    • International Student Financial AidDrew Smith

    • H1B VisaDebbie Maattala

    • F and JBetsy Madden

  • Document Specialists and Coordinators

    • F1 DocumentsJake Speirs

    • F1 DocumentsLisa Ziegler

    • J1 DocumentsJulie Halfen

  • Student Engagement and Intercultural Initiatives

    • Director of Student EngagementNasreen Mohamed

      • Education Program SpecialistMarina Uehara

    • Director of Intercultural EducationThorunn Bjarnadottir

      • Intercultural TrainerAlex Cleberg

      • Evaluation SpecialistDr. Xi Yu

      • LEAP InternOsama Fujita

  • Recruitment

    • Program Director of RecruitmentAimee Thostenson

      • International Recruitment CoordinatorChelsea Keeney

  • Welcome Center and Administrative Staff

    • Welcome Center SupervisorHussain Bandy

    • ISSS Check-in and Welcome CoordinatorCalli Thompson

    • Office Manager and Assistant to the Assistant DeanJennie Magner

  • Academics and Funding Support

    • Drew Smith

    • Charles Dania

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