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International Student & Scholar Services International Programs & Global Engagement

About International Student and Scholar Services


About International Student and Scholar Services:

Sacramento State’s International Student and Scholar Services (ISSS) office provides a wide range of services to newly admitted and continuing international (F-1 and J-1 visa) students and visiting scholars. The office coordinates new international student orientation, provides cultural and social events that allow our students to share their national heritage and get involved, immigration and cultural adjustment advising, tax preparation assistance, and information for on and off-campus resources. Our mission is to ensure that all international students are supported in a manner that promotes success.

COVID-19 Updates:

Due to COVID-19 International Student and Scholar Services will be providing virtual services and advising. ISSS advisors are available via Zoom and email to answer questions and support you through this challenging time. After an appointment is scheduled through the link below, your ISSS advisor will set up a Zoom meeting and email you instructions on how to join.

Spring 2021 Advising Hours

Zoom Appointments: 30-45 minute appointments for non-routine matters including health insurance, OPT, STEM OPT, difficulty maintaining a full time course load, and change of status.

Monday - Friday: 9:00am-11:30am and 1:30pm - 4:00pm (PDT)

Schedule an Appointment

Zoom Drop-In: 15 minute meetings for routine issues including personal information updates, registration holds, travel signatures, submitting ISSS forms, and on-campus work authorization. Must be a currently enrolled Sac State student.

Monday, Wednesday, Friday 2:00pm - 4:00pm (PDT) with Erika Mendoza:

Tuesday & Thursday 2:00pm - 4:00pm (PDT) with Alex Shigenaga:

General Office Hours (Virtual):

Monday - Friday: 8:00am - 5:00pm (PDT)

Campus Academic Calendar

    Find Us

    International Programs
    Library, Room 1001
    Monday – Friday, 8 a.m. – 5 p.m.

    Contact Us

    Phone: (916) 278-6686