International Student and Scholar Services (ISSS) is part of the Concordia International Center with a focus on supporting international students and scholars from orientation to graduation/post- graduation work experence.

Our vision

Our vision is to create a welcoming, supportive and culturally enriching campus experience for our international students/scholars and build a strong global community of Concordians in mind, body, and spirit.

Our mission

We provide advising on F and J visa regulations, provide assistance with travel guidelines, serve as a liaison between academic advising and student visa compliance, offer guidance on obtaining social security numbers, assist with on or off campus employment for international students/scholars, and applications for curricular practical training, optional practical training opportunities and visa extensions. We offer assistance with everyday life including information on food services, housing, transportation, health insurance, banking, tax preparation and assist our international students with appropriate referrals as needed. The ISSS also plans cultural programming with monthly or more cultural events for our international students, and opportunities for our international students to meet and mix with domestic students for enriching cultural exchange.

The work of ISSS

  • Advising sessions in person and on Zoom
  • Cultural programs and planning
  • Workshops
  • Newsletter

Connect with us

Telephone: 262-243-2111
General Inquiry Email:

International Student Hub

Navigate to the International Student Hub to learn more about:

  • I-94 Submissions
  • CPT Requests
  • Dependent Information (add/remove)
  • OPT I-20 Request & Guidance
  • Request I-20 Travel Signature
  • Social Security Information
  • ...and more

Meet the ISSS team

Deborah Hoem-Esparza

Jessie Peters

Immigration Coordinator
Virtual Meeting: Schedule an appointment through calendly: Jessie Peters Calendly
Phone Number: 262-243-2110

Robin Kuzu

Robin Kuzu

Director of International Student and Scholar Services
Virtual Meeting: Schedule an appointment through her calendly: Robin Kuzu's Calendly

*Please contact Robin for virtual advising on OPT, STEM OPT