Office of International Student Services

Sarah Jome

Tracy Rakes

Erika Suzuki

Zehra Özkan Shahidi

Katarina Baldovin

International Student Advisors assist international students in understanding and following immigration laws and in applying for immigration benefits. They maintain the university’s immigration records and report regularly to US Citizenship and Immigration Services and the Department of Homeland Security regarding the status of international students. They also assist international students with other societal demands and cultural questions. They are not lawyers and are not employed by the US government. They work and advocate for the best interest of the international students and the university within the parameters of immigration regulations.

International Student Advising at The University of Illinois Springfield is provided by the Designated School Officials in the Office of International Student Services.

They are assisted by the following other DSOs in the Offices of Admissions and International Programs:

Questions regarding immigration issues not addressed on our website may be addressed to: