Penn State Global Staff Directory

Student Support and Success (International Student Advising)

International Student and Scholar Advising, (ISSA) is the authorized representative for Penn State international students and scholars with the Departments of State and Homeland Security. ISSA is committed to providing international students, scholars, and faculty the highest level of expertise in advising, immigration services, and training in support of Penn State's teaching, research and outreach objectives.  The main office is physically located at the University Park Campus, however we maintain offices at many Penn State campus locations and work with all Penn State international students throughout the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania.  

Unit Name Office Location Advising Hours / Telephone

International Student Advising

410 Boucke Building
University Park, PA 16802


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Monday & Tuesday:
1:30 - 5:00 pm

Thursday & Friday:
8:30 am - noon

Telephone: +1-814-865-6348 Option 1

Advising by appointment only

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Pre-Arrival Advising

101 Innovation Blvd.

Suite 201 Lubert Building

University Park, PA 16802


Phone: +1-814-865-6348 Option 2


Assistant Vice Provost for International Student and Scholar Advising

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Jody Pritt, Assistant Vice Provost
Vacant, Administrative Assistant to the Assistant Vice Provost

Front Desk Operations

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Julie Mortimore

SEVIS / Sunapsis Specialist

Nolan Bennett

Student Support & Success


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Susan D'Amico
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Brian Algeo
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Stewart Combs
Cindy Domingo
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John Ewton
Alecia Hollinger
Alecia Hollinger
Aaron Humiston
Takashi Isawaki
Dagmara Karnowski
Dagmara Karnowski
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Davina Kittrell
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Megan Layng
Kerstin Roan
Kerstin Roan
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Diane Sanders
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Kandy Szymusiak
Chisato Tada
Chisato Tada

Pre-Arrival Advising


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Nicole Franklin, Assistant Director
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Margaret Snyder
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Frances Neff