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Welcome to the Office of International Affairs 

Our Mission: The Office of International Affairs is dedicated to enhancing a vibrant international community and to fostering cross-cultural experience. We welcome, support and strengthen diversity through advocacy and holistic service. Enriching connections is our goal.


Methods of Contact

Online Contact Form

Email: international-affairs@uchicago.edu

In your email, please include:

  • your full name

  • your student ID #, if you are a student

  • your department, and

  • a description of your request.

Phone: (773) 702-7752

Fax: (773) 702-3058

Skype: Student advisers are available to meet over Skype by appointment. Send your appointment request and Skype ID to international-affairs@uchicago.edu.

For emergencies when OIA is closed: contact the Dean on Call by calling 834-HELP or the University Police at 123 or 702-8181. 


OIA Office Hours, Location and Front Desk Services

Office Hours:

Monday-Thursday: 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
Friday: 10:30 am - 4:00 pm

Address: 1414 East 59th Street, Room 291 (Second Floor) Chicago, IL 60637 (inside International House)

Appointments: Due to the nature of immigration work, we are generally unable to see students and employees on a walk-in basis.  Appointments are strongly encouraged if you need to meet with an adviser or require a service not offered by the Front Desk.  Please call or email the front desk to request an appointment with your adviser.

ITIN Applications: By appointment only. Please contact the front desk to request an ITIN appointment.

Front Desk services offered on a walk-in basis:

  • Letters of full-time enrollment
  • Travel signatures
  • Signatures on Social Security letters for on campus employment
  • Replacement I-20 or DS-2019
  • I-515A processing and mailing
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Application drop-off (extensions, work authorization, reduced course load, etc.)
  • Document pick-up
    NOTE: All visitors picking up a document must present a valid, government issued identification, such as UChicago ID, U.S. Driver's License, or passport.

OIA Staff

 

TAMARA FELDEN

Director

Student Services Team



JEN NAFZIGER

Assistant Director

Advises students in the Graham School and the Harris School of Public Policy.

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AMIMA DIAGNE

International Student Adviser

Advises students in the Physical Sciences Division and the Humanities.

 
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MAUREEN STEPHAN

International Student Adviser

Advises students in The Booth School of Business, Divinity, and Institue for Molecular Engineering.

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LEAH ROSENTHAL

International Student Adviser

Advises The College and College SAL/exchanges, School of Social Service Administration, and Pritzker School of Medicine.

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MISCHA KASPERAN

International Student Adviser

Advises the Biological Sciences Division, Social Sciences Division, and Law School.

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SHASHI DYAMENAHALLI

Immigration Specialist

   

 

Employee Services Team

 

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DANIEL ASHTON

Associate Director, Scholar & Employee Services

Advises The Biological Sciences Division (BSD) including Medicine, the Institute for Molecular Engineering, and all general LPR concerns

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Melissa Fox

International Scholar & Employee Adviser

Advises The College, Social Sciences Division, Divinity School, Humanities, Physical Sciences Division, Booth, Law School, Harris School, School of Social Service Administration and all other offices and departments outside of the BSD

 
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RESHECOA FLANDERS

International Scholar & Employee Adviser

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HEATHER VELASQUEZ

Front Desk Immigration Assistant

 

Administrative Services Team



RENEE DUPREE

Associate Director