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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 or by Email: international-affairs@uchicago.edu

In your email, please include: your full name, student ID#, department, and a brief message.

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.

Other contact resources:

The Dean-on-Call is the University official responsible for providing referrals, information, and support to students during an emergency. To contact the Dean on Call call 773-834-HELP (4357). 

Please note: a lost or forgotten I-20/DS-2019, expired travel signature, or need for an updated copy of your I-20/DS-2019 does not constitute an emergency warranting contact with either the University of Chicago Police Department or the Dean on Call. Instead, you should contact OIA during business hours for assistance and next steps or visit the OIA Travel page.

For safety or medical emergencies, call University Police at 123 or 702-8181 or dial 911.


OIA Office Hours, Location and Front Desk Services

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

Address: 

Office of International Affairs
1427 E. 60th St. Chicago, Rm 251
Chicago, IL 60637 

We are located inside of the  Press Building on the second floor.

Appointments:

Appointments are strongly encouraged if you need to meet with an OIA adviser.  Please call or email the front desk to request an appointment with your adviser.

ITIN Applications:

By appointment only. Review the ITIN application page to learn how to book an ITIN appointment.

Front Desk Services Offered on a Walk-in Basis:

The front desk is not equipped to provide immigration advising, but can make an appointment with your assigned OIA adviser. Front desk services include:

  • Travel signatures
  • Signatures on Social Security letters for on campus employment
  • Replacement/Re-print I-20 or DS-2019
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Application drop-off (extensions, work authorization, reduced course load, etc.)
  • Document pick-up (NOTE: you must present valid, government issued ID when picking-up, such as UChicago ID, passport, or state ID).
Services by Appointment Only

The following services are available by appointment only:

  • Individual advisement and answers to immigration questions beyond what is on the website
  • ITIN appointments
  • Notary Public services
  • OPT application review

OIA Staff

 

Student Services Team



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AMIMA DIAGNE

International Student Adviser

Advises students in the Physical Sciences Division, the Divinity School and the Graham School, including non-degree visiting students

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LEAH ROSENTHAL

International Student Adviser

Advises The Booth School of Business, The College and College SAL/exchanges, School of Social Service Administration, and Pritzker School of Medicine, including non-degree visiting students

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MISCHA KASPERAN

International Student Adviser

Advises the Harris School, Humanities, and the Law School, including non-degree visiting students

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SHERRY SEBASTIAN

International Student Adviser

Advises the Biological Sciences Division, Social Sciences Division, and Institute for Molecular Engineering, including non-degree visiting students

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SHASHI DYAMENAHALLI

Immigration Specialist

   

 

Employee Services Team

 

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DANIEL ASHTON

Interim Co-Director/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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RESHECOA FLANDERS

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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CAMILLE DANNENHOFFER-LAFAGE

EST Assistant

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HEATHER VELASQUEZ

Front Desk Immigration Assistant

 

Administrative Services Team



RENEE DUPREE

Associate Director