International Student and Scholar Services (ISSS)



May 21, 2019 - 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:


March 25, 2019 - Interested in Summer Session? International Students are welcome to enroll in summer courses. Registration opens April 15. More information: 


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 - Summer 2019


Advising Appointments

  • M-F: 9:00 am - 11:30 am

Book an appointment


Please schedule at least 24 hours in advance. Appointments can also be scheduled in-person or by calling the IPGE front desk at 916-278-6686.


Walk-In Advising Hours

  • M-F: 1:00 pm - 3:30 pm


General Office Hours (submitting letter requests and document pick-up)

  • M-F: 7:30 am - 4:00 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

May 27, 2019: Memorial Day

July 4, 2019: Independence Day