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.

There are seven advisors in the office 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, International Student & Scholar Specialist
  • Christina Hertel, International Student & Scholar Advisor
  • Fran Katnik, Administrative Assistant
  • Aileen Kohlerschmidt, Administrative Assistant
  • Paige Progar, International Student, Sponsored Student & Scholar Advisor
  • Carolyn Salter, International Student & Scholar Advisor
  • Kim Schorr, Program Assistant
  • Juliane Shindo, International Student, Sponsored Student & Scholar Advisor
  • Tina Tan, Director
  • Maria Zellar Maxim, SEVIS Manager/Immigration Specialist

Walk-in hours are from 9 am to 5 pm, Monday through Friday. 
Summer hours for walk-ins are 9 am to 4:30 pm, Monday through Friday.

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

After Hours Emergency Phone: 303-653-1672

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