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

329 Innovation Blvd.

Suite 222

University Park, PA 16802


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


International Student and Scholar Advising

Jody Pritt
Jody Pritt, Assistant Vice Provost
​Allie Meyer, Managing Director
Picture of Stewart Combs
Stewart Combs, Assistant Director
Dagmara Karnowski
Dagmara Karnowski, Manager of Commonwealth International Student Advisers

Student Support & Success

Administrative email:

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Brian Algeo, Senior International Student Adviser
Nolan Bennett, Operations Manager/SEVIS Coordinator
Cindy Domingo, International Student Adviser
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John Ewton, Senior International Student Adviser
Alecia Hollinger
Alecia Hollinger, International Student Adviser
Aaron Humiston, International Student Adviser
Takashi Isawaki, International Student Adviser
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Davina Kittrell, Senior International Student Adviser
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Megan Layng, International Student Adviser
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Julie Mortimore, Administrative Support Assistant
Kerstin Roan
Kerstin Roan, International Student Adviser
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Diane Sanders, International Student Adviser
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Kandy Szymusiak, International Student Adviser
Chisato Tada
Chisato Tada, International Student Adviser

Pre-Arrival Advising


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Nicole Franklin, Assistant Director
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Margaret Snyder, Pre-Arrival Adviser
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Frances Neff, Pre-Arrival Adviser