New Advising Hours Effective January 1, 2017:

International Student & Scholar Advising:

Walk in advising hours: Monday-Friday 10:00am-3:00pm
You can also contact us at isss@colorado.edu

Third-Party Sponsored Student Advising:

Walk in advising hours:
Monday, Wednesday, Friday 12:00pm-3:00pm
Tuesday & Thursday 10:00am-12:00pm, 1:00pm-3:00pm (There is no advisor available 12:00pm-1:00pm.)
Third-party sponsored students can contact us at: sponsoredadvising@colorado.edu

International Student and Scholar Services

International Student and Scholar Services is the office which bears the overall institutional responsibility for international students once they are admitted to the University of Colorado at Boulder. We also help departments bring in visiting scholars and researchers to the University of Colorado Boulder.

International students and scholars with questions concerning their legal status or other issues pertinent to their stay at CU Boulder can come to the office of International Student and Scholar Services, email an adviser, or call us at (303) 492-8057. We will do what we can to answer questions and help with a smooth transition into American university life.

ISSS provides immigration advising for students and scholars at the University of Colorado Boulder.  We can also assist with cultural adjustment issues during your stay in the US.  Our office coordinates events serving students and scholars on campus. 

Disclaimer: U.S. immigration laws are very complex. The information contained in these files is designed specifically for students and scholars at the University of Colorado Boulder. Immigration laws are constantly changing, and even though we will attempt to keep these files up-to-date, we cannot guarantee their completeness or accuracy. The information contained herein is not intended to create an attorney/client relationship nor can it be construed as legal advice. Please meet with an adviser in International Student and Scholar Services before making applications or seeking benefits.

Advisors in the office are here to advise international students and scholars on a variety of topics ranging from immigration to housing as well as a Program Assistant and Admin Assistant. The staff refer to other on-campus or off-campus offices when a student has need of services unavailable through International Student and Scholar Services. The staff of ISSS are:

  • Karen Crouch, Coordinator of International Student Orientation
  • Rebecca Downey, International Student & Scholar Advisor
  • Janet Garcia, Associate Director, International Student & Scholar Specialist
  • Christina Hertel, Associate Director, International Student & Scholar Advisor
  • Fran Katnik, Administrative Assistant
  • Aileen Kohlerschmidt, Administrative Assistant
  • Paige Progar, International Student, Sponsored Student & Scholar Advisor
  • Diana Salazar, Director of ISSS
  • Carolyn Salter, International Student & Scholar Advisor
  • Kim Schorr, Program Assistant
  • Juliane Shindo, International Student, Sponsored Student & Scholar Advisor
  • Maria Zellar Maxim, SEVIS Manager/Immigration Specialist

All international students and scholars except third-party sponsored students:

Walk in advising hours: Monday-Friday 10:00am-3:00pm
You can also contact us at isss@colorado.edu

Third-Party Sponsored Student Advising:

Walk in advising hours:
Monday, Wednesday, Friday 12:00pm-3:00pm
Tuesday & Thursday 10:00am-12:00pm, 1:00pm-3:00pm (there is no advisor available 12:00pm-1:00pm)
Third-party sponsored students can contact us at: sponsoredadvising@colorado.edu

Our office is closed on all approved University holidays.

OFFICE LOCATION: Center for Community (C4C), Suite S355
MAILING ADDRESS: 123 UCB, University of Colorado, Boulder, CO 80309-0123

Phone: +1 (303) 492-8057
Fax: +1 (303) 492-5185

In the event of an after hours "life or death" crisis, please dial 911.  Matters that are not true emergencies will be handled during normal business hours.  Please contact ISSS at: isss@colorado.edu

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