International Student Services

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Seattle Pacific University has a small but active international population — approximately 150 undergraduate students and 50 graduate students. Our international students represent about 52 countries. We are proud to have many international scholars and researchers serving as professors, as well as many staff members from other countries.

This website provides resources for current undergraduate and graduate students. Below are your campus representatives.

International Undergraduate and Graduate Support Services

International Student Services assists students with their non-immigrant status including visa concerns, Curricular Practical Training (CPT), and Optional Practical Training (OPT) authorization, cultural adjustment, and general support.

Lori Honts Tongol

Lori Honts Tongol

Senior International Student Advisor
Phone: 206-281-2550
Office: Lower Moyer Hall B08

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Rhea Connors

International Student Advisor
Phone: 206-281-2673
Office: Lower Moyer Hall B09

Academic Services

Student Academic Services provides academic support to undergraduate international students. Kate O’Donnell is our academic counselor specifically trained to support the academic success of international students. She can help students plan their class schedule each quarter, and support their academic focus in conjunction with their faculty advisor. You can find her contact information below.

International Students (A–G)

Kate O'Donnell

Kate O’Donnell

Undergraduate Academic Counselor
Phone: 206-281-2324
Office: Demaray Hall 120

International Students (H–Z)

Alison Howard

Alison Howard

Undergraduate Academic Counselor
Phone: 206-281-2542
Office: Demaray Hall 120

Thinking of Applying to SPU?

Learn more about the application process, language proficiency, transcripts, financial documentation, and transferring to Seattle Pacific.

Undergraduate Admissions »
Graduate Admissions »

Forms and documents

This is where you find immigration and status forms. You’ll also find information about vacation quarter, CPT/OPT, final quarter, concurrent enrollment, Orientation check-in, and more.

Dan Martin

“We are in the process of working with our international students and monitoring (the executive orders) with them. We are committed to standing with our students and giving them all the support we can as they continue their education at Seattle Pacific. We are honored and indeed blessed to have an increasingly diverse student, faculty, and staff population who enrich our university.”

SPU President Dan Martin, from “Impact of Executive Orders,” a memo to the community on January 30, 2017