As a sponsored student, you have designated advisors in International Student Services (ISS) who are your primary contacts for immigration advising on F-1 and J-1 regulations, matters relating to your Sponsorship, including pre-arrival information, monitoring status of financial guarantees, referral to academic support and other special issues.
You should consult with your university academic advisor regarding issues related to (but not limited to) your academic program of study, program requirements and procedures, academic progress, and assistance in accessing university resources.
Types of Advising
Quick Advising is available to all international students on a first-come, first-serve basis on Thursdays and Fridays 1:30-4:00. Each quick advising session is limited to 10-15 minutes. If your question requires more time, we will be happy to schedule a 30-minute follow-up appointment for you at our next availability. If you know in advance that you will need more than 15 minutes with an advisor, then please schedule an appointment
Scheduled Appointments are also available in 30-minute blocks. Who you will meet with depends on the nature of your question and your sponsoring agency. If you are outside of Tucson and need to schedule a phone appointment, please call the ISS front desk at (520) 621-4627.
Use list below to determine who you should schedule an appointment with:
Billing questions (regardless of sponsor): call (520) 621-4627 to schedule an appointment with Sylvia Ahanonu
Students sponsored by IIE, LASPAU or AMIDEAST: call (520) 621-4627 to schedule an appointment with Joanne Lagassé-Long
All other sponsored students: schedule an appointment with Len Tecson