International Student and Scholar Services (ISSS)



Sept. 18, 2018 - Graduating in Fall 2018 or Spring 2019? You may be interested in applying for OPT. See the OPT page for information about our application workshops.

July 31, 2018 - Reminder: Be aware of scams targetting international students. If you think you are the victim of a scam, please be sure to alert IPGE and Campus Public Safety. Here are some helpful resources on common scams and how to avoid them:

July 18, 2018 - Applying for OPT or STEM OPT? Please be aware USCIS has released a new version of Form I-765. The old I-765 will continue to be accepted until 9/17/2018. After 9/17/18, only the new version will be accepted.

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.  



Advising Hours - Fall 2018

20 Minute Advising Appointment: Please schedule at least 24 hours in advance. Same day appointments are not available. To make an appointment, call the IPGE front desk at 916-278-6686, stop by IPGE, or email
  • Monday - Friday: 9:00 am - 12 pm (noon) 
Walk-In Advising Hours
  • Monday - Friday: 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
General Office Hours (submitting requests or document pick-up)
  • Fall 2018 (August 20, 2018 - December 21, 2018): Monday - Friday, 8 am to 5 pm




Alex Shigenaga, Coordinator of Intl Student & Scholar Services

Erika Mendoza, International Student & Scholar Advisor



Library 1001 (in the Library Breezeway, across from the Library Main Entrance and next to Grumpy Mule Coffee) 



Campus Closures

November 12, 2018: Veteran's Day
November 22-23, 2018: Thanksgiving Holiday
December 17, 2018 - January 20, 2019: Winter Recess