International Student Services

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International Undergraduate and Graduate Support Services

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

Rachel Goodrich

Students with last name A-N

Senior International Student Advisor
Phone: 206-281-2673
Office: Lower Moyer Hall B12


Miriam Schmidt

Students with last name O-Z

International Student Advisor
Phone: 206-281-2527
Office: Lower Moyer Hall B08


Academic Counseling

The Office of Academic Counseling provides academic support to undergraduate international students. Alison Howard is the academic counselor specifically trained to support the academic success of international students. While students work first with their faculty advisor to plan their class schedule each quarter, Alison helps support students' academic planning and is a resource for academic questions. 

Alison Howard

Alison Howard

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

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Carolyn Maurer

Welcome to International Student Services

Caroline Maurer, Director of Global Engagement

“We live in an international world defined by interactions between many diverse societies; however, as we continue to interact and, more importantly, work together to solve global challenges, we are becoming a global society. Now, more than ever, it is important to have a robust exchange of students, researchers, scholars, and educators at our university. 

“As we engage with peers from around the world, whether through Study Abroad or through International Education on our home campus, we become better equipped with the global competencies needed to navigate the ever-changing economic, scientific, and business landscapes that exist today.  Now, more than ever, international education is a must for a thriving education, and we are excited about the international students, faculty, and staff who have joined us at Seattle Pacific University.”