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Catherine Sacco
International Student Advisor
Jennifer Dressen
Associate Director
International Student Advisor

As advocates for RISD’s international community, we offer support and services with immigration compliance, cultural and language adjustment and navigating US systems.



The Office of International Student Services (OISS) is part of the Orientation programming held in the fall and assists international students in finding the campus resources they need.  OISS strives to support the international community and their experiences at RISD, in Providence and in the United States. 

Amy Andrea Iglesias
Senior International Student Advisor

Online Office Hours:  Monday to Friday, 8:30 AM– 4:30 PM EST

Note: We will work with students if these times do not work for you based on the time zone you are in.

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Sachi Tan
International Student Advisor
Student Staff

Drop-In Advising Hours for Summer 2022:

Thursdays 11:30 AM - 1PM EST


To attend the OISS Drop-In Advising Hours: 

  1. Register by filling out this Google Form

  2. Receive the Drop-In Advising Zoom link by email 

  3. Click on the Zoom link during the Drop-In Advising hours (schedule above) 

  4. Speak to an OISS advisor!


Students are welcome to drop by during these times to speak with an advisor on a first-come, first-serve basis. Meetings longer than 15 minutes will need an appointment.

Meet the International Peer Mentors here!

Apply to work with OISS as our Graphic Designer! See requirements here.

Appointments Only: Monday to Friday, 10:00 AM- 3:00 PM

Schedule an online Zoom appointment -

phone: 401.277.4957  

email: oiss@risd.edu.

Note: Appointments must be made at least 24 hours in advance.