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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-Friday: 9:00am - 4:00 pm

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

Appointments: Appointments are strongly encouraged if you need to meet with an adviser or require a service not offered by the Front Desk.

ITIN Applications: By appointment only.

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 (Please note: All visitors picking up a document must present identification (University ID, Driver's License, etc.)

OIA Staff

 

TAMARA FELDEN

Director

Student Services Team


 

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CHIDIMMA JONES-MUBIMA

Assistant Director

Advises Chicago Booth School of Business, Physical Sciences Division (Master's level), Social Sciences Division, Graham School, Law, and the Humanities. 

JEN NAFZIGER

Coordinator for Communication and Outreach

Advises The College, School of Social Service Administration, Physical Sciences Division (PhD level), Biological Sciences Division, IME, Divinity, Harris School of Public Policy, and Pritzker

 
 
   

 

Employee Services Team

 

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DANIEL ASHTON

Assistant Director

Advises The Department of Medicine, Institute for Molecular Engineering, and all general LPR concerns

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KORY SOPKO

International Scholar and Employee Adviser

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

CHANETTIA NELSON

International Scholar and Employee Adviser

Advises Biological Sciences Division except the Department of Medicine

 

RESHECOA FLANDERS

Employee Services Assistant

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HEATHER VELASQUEZ

Front Desk Immigration Assistant

 

Administrative Services Team


RENEE DUPREE

Associate Director

COBINA GIBSON

Project Assistant, Administrative Assistant