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Scheduling an International Student Advising Appointment

Our Services

In the area of International Student Services at NDSU, we provide advising and guidance for undergraduate and graduate international students. We offer pre-departure advising related to orientation and immigration for prospective and admitted international students, and ongoing advising for matters such as immigration requirements, employment, health and personal issues, and academic problems, and we advise graduated students on matters related to employment and other immigration status matters. Our office also handles on-campus programming and activities with an international focus such as International Week and also our Speakers Fair, where international students visit area schools to share their culture with young students in our community.

For F-1 international students, advising assignments are made alphabetically by last/family name, and all J-1 students are assigned to an advisor based on their J visa status.

Our Location

We are located in Memorial Union, Room 116
Our office is open weekdays, 8:00am - 5:00pm.
Winter Break and Summer Hours: 7:30am - 4:00pm.

Advising Hours

Appointments are available on the following dates and times, based on advisor availability.

Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday
10:00-12:00 and 1:00-3:00
Friday: 10:00-12:00

How to Schedule an International Student Advising Appointment

  1. Log in to Student Success Collaborative (SSC):

    • To log into SSC, use your Blackboard log-in information

  2. Choose Schedule an Advising Appointment in the blue box in the upper-right corner of SSC
  3. Choose International Student Services Advising
  4. Choose the appropriate reason – F-1 Advising by last name or J-1 Advising
  5. Choose Memorial Union 116 (ISSAS Office)
  6. Choose an advisor
  7. Choose a time, and confirm the appointment.
International Student Advising Staff

F-1 Students (Last/family name A - C)

Students in F-1 or F-2 status

Alicia Kauffman
Director, International Student & Study Abroad Services

F-1 Students (Last/family name D - J)

Students in F-1 or F-2 status

Sara Johnson
Assistant Director of International Student Services 

F-1 Students (Last/family name K - Z)

Students in F-1 or F-2 status

Amy Knudson
International Student Advisor & J-1 Student Coordinator, 701-231-9486

J-1 Students

Students in J-1 or J-2 status

Amy Knudson
International Student Advisor & J-1 Student Coordinator, 701-231-9486

Please note: J-1 scholars are advised by Tabitha Thomas, located in Old Main 201B, in the Office of the Provost.

Other ways to communicate with your Advisor

Remember, you can always email or your advisor with quick questions as well, or drop off your completed paperwork for your advisor to review, and they will be in contact with you. Please see our Immigration page for information on paperwork and processing times.

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Office of International Student and Study Abroad Services
North Dakota State University
Phone: +1 (701) 231-7895 - Fax: +1 (701) 231-1014
Campus address: Memorial Union 116
Physical/delivery address: 1401 Administration Ave / Memorial Union 116, Fargo, ND  58102
Page manager: International Student and Study Abroad Services

Last Updated: Tuesday, July 24, 2018 1:02:18 PM
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