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Catherine Sacco
International Student Advisor
Jennifer Dressen
Assistant 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
International Student Advisor

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

Note: We will work with students during the Fall 2020 semester if these times do not work for you based on the time zone you are in.

Sachi Tan
Administrative Coordinator

Online Drop-In Advising Hours for Fall 2020:

Tuesdays 8:30 AM - 10:00 AM EST

Thursdays 11:30 AM - 1:00 PM 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 upon completing the form. 

  3. Click on the 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.

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.

Contact Us:

(Tel) 401.277.4957

(Fax) 401.454.6605

Email Inquiries:



210 Benefit Street, Room 304

Providence, RI 02903

Mailing Address:


2 College Street

Providence, RI 02903


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