The goal of International Student Services (ISS) is to assist and get to know students from countries and cultures from all over the world. Students of all ethnicities, genders, identities, and cultures are welcome in our office.
From visa questions and difficulties adjusting to American culture, to admission concerns, ISS is here to lend a helping hand.
Students and guests who have questions concerning the international admissions process, how to get a visa, or if they can change their status from their current visa to the F1 visa, should make an appointment with our admissions advisor, Venita Ross, at 801-957-4521. Venita has a love for travel and is also the advisor for the International Student Association.
Current international students who have questions about employment opportunities, their current SEVIS status, changing from their F1 visa to a green card, or any other questions or concerns should make an appointment with our advisor, Michael Hasfurther, at 801-957-4737. Michael spent an extended period in Asia teaching English. He takes the time to make sure students are understood and their questions and concerns are taken care of.
International students are essential to the SLCC community, and our office strives to reach out to and get to know students individually, as well as to find ways we can better encourage their success.
International Student Services has two international student diplomats who connect with and advocate for our international students. Our diplomats also host planned events, based on student suggestions, to bring international students from all backgrounds together. Most recently, one of these events included hiking up the Living Room Trail and visiting the Natural History Museum of Utah.
You can think of our office as your home away from home, a place where you can come if you need to share a laugh, meet new people, or have any sort of problem to resolve. Please call us at 801-957-4528. with any questions, concerns or inquiries you may have, or to make an appointment to see us in person.
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This story originally appeared in the fall 2021 back-to-school edition of The Globe. Download and browse the complete e-edition today.