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Office of International Services 

The Office of International Services (OIS) at Johns Hopkins is a virtual service operation that remotely serves all JHU international students, scholars, researchers, postdocs, faculty, and staff regardless of their location or divisional affiliation via electronic means. OIS is dedicated to providing consistent, exceptional, and individualized immigration services and immigration programming support for all Johns Hopkins divisions.

As of 2023-24, OIS regularly serves over 7500 international degree-seeking students, 1000 visiting and summer program students, and 1800 recent graduates from more than 130 countries, as well as more than 2000 international visiting scholars, faculty, researchers, postdocs, staff, and their dependents annually.

Contact Us

Multi-format advising sessions as well as online services are available in order to ensure you have the information and guidance you need. See below for contact options and staff listings.

General

Regular hours of operation are Monday through Friday, 9:00am – 4:00pm

Click HERE to review Emergency Information

How to Access Advising Services

F-1 and J-1 (Degree and Exchange) Student Advising

Review the various ways students can receive assistance from OIS:

  • Look for information on our website!
    For majority of questions, we strongly encourage you to first search our website for overview information
  • Submit requests through iHopkins
    Most requests and action items can be easily submitted by students through our portal: https://ihopkins.jhu.edu/
  • Email us at ois@jhu.edu
    If you cannot find an answer on our website or portal, please email us at ois@jhu.edu with your inquiry so that advisors may properly review and research the issue prior to responding. You will receive a response within 2 business days
  • Telephone Advising
    Advisors are available by phone for general questions that can be answered in approximately 5-7 minutes. We cannot respond to eForm request status inquiries by phone. No appointment is needed, however wait times may vary throughout the year. Example questions for phone advising include on-campus employment, and work authorization eligibility.
    Telephone: 667-208-7001
    Student Advising PHONE HOURS

    Monday-1:00pm to 4:00pm ET Tuesday-1:00pm to 4:00pm ET
    Thursday-1:00pm to 4:00pm ET Friday-1:00pm to 4:00pm ET
  • Video Advising
    For students with more complex questions such as, a leave of absence, issues with OPT or CPT, a longer, 15-minute appointment can be booked at least 24 hours in advance.
    Video Advising Hours

    Tuesday-9:00am to 12:00pm ET Thursday-9:00am to 12:00pm ET

    Make your appointment here!

J-1 Scholar and Visiting Student (non-degree) Advising

J-1 Scholars and Visiting Students questions: J1-Advising@jhu.edu

*Scholar and Visiting Student PHONE Advising is by appointment. Email the contact information above to schedule a call with a Scholar/Employee advisor. * 

Employment Advising (H-1B, TN, O-1, E-3, Permanent Residency, etc.)

H-1B and other temporary employment questions: H1B-Emplpoyment@jhu.edu

*Employee PHONE Advising is by appointment. Email the contact information above to schedule a call with a Scholar/Employee advisor. * 

OIS Team Members

Student Advising Team (F-1 & J-1 Degree & Exchange Students)
Student Team Contact:

ois@jhu.edu

Phone: 667-208-7001

Name Title
Dacia Gauer
(she/her)
Director, International Students
Noppadon Moapichai Senior Associate Director
Nadia Rizvi
(she/her)
Senior Associate Director
Susana Rodriguez Assistant Director
Adwoa Hanson-Hall
(she/her)
Senior International Services Advisor
Amanda K. Hull Senior International Services Advisor
Hannah Juliff
(she/her)
Senior International Services Advisor
Linnea Tighe Senior International Services Advisor
Raanan Barach
(he/they)
International Services Advisor
John D. Gore International Services Advisor
Julia Kappel International Services Administrator
J-1 Scholar Advising Team (J-1 Scholars & Visiting Students)
Scholar Team Contact:

J1-Advising@jhu.edu

Phone: 667-208-7001

Name Title
Meri Price
(she/her)
Senior Associate Director
Shree Gopakumar (she/her) Associate Director
Jennifer Smith
(she/her)
Senior International Services Advisor
Employment Advising Team (H-1B, TN, O-1, E-3, Permanent Residency, etc.)
Employment Team Contact:

H1B-Employment@jhu.edu

Phone: 667-208-7001

Name Title
Jennifer Kerilla Director, International Scholars & Employment
Gina Vachino Senior International Services Advisor
Fatou Camarah Senior International Services Advisor
Meg Merwin
(she/her/hers)
International Services Advisor
Gorkem Ozizmirli International Services Advisor
Florence Damiba International Services Advisor
iHopkins/Data Team
Data Team Contact:

OISTechSupport@jhu.edu 

Phone: 667-208-7001

Name Title
Betsy Lane
(she/her)
Director, International Information Systems
Jacquelynn Leyvas SEVIS Manager
OIS Administration
Administration Contact:

ois@jhu.edu

Phone: 667-208-7001

Name Title
James Brailer Associate Vice Provost
Mike Alexander Executive Specialist