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Catherine Sacco
International Student Advisor
Amy Andrea Iglesias
Senior International Student Advisor
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Kathleen Ramcharran
Administrative Coordinator

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



The International Student & Scholar Affairs (ISSA) Office is part of the Orientation programming held in the fall and assists international students in finding the campus resources they need.  ISSA supports the international community and their experiences at RISD, in Providence and in the United States. 

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.

Drop-In Advising Hours for Summer 2023

Thursdays from 11:30am - 1:00pm - Zoom Only


To attend the ISSA 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 ISSA 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.

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

Schedule an online Zoom appointment -

phone: 401.277.4957  


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

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