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Catherine Sacco
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.



Amy Andrea Iglesias
Assistant Director, Operations
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Kathleen Ramcharran
International Student Advisor

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. 

Kinda Ettee Nasri
International Student Coordinator

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 Fall 2023 

Tuesdays from 9:00am - 10:30am (Zoom or in-office)

Fridays from 11:30am - 1:00pm (Zoom or in-office)


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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