About Us

International Student Advising

Approximately 3,200 international students, from more than 100 countries, study at San Jose State University and about 2,000 students engage in practical training experiences after completion of their degree programs through OPT and STEM OPT employment authorization.

Our University is strongly committed to campus globalization and to providing quality support and services for visiting students and scholars on immigration, academic, and cultural adjustment matters.

International Student Advisors offer in-person, email, and phone advising daily as well as weekly workshops throughout the year. Advising appointments may be requested and will be scheduled at the discretion of International Student Advisors.

Click here to learn more about the international student population at SJSU. 


Location:
Student Union - CIES
Phone: 408.924.5920 
Email: international-office@sjsu.edu


Office Hours: Monday - Friday 9:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.

ISSS now offers advising appointments! Please schedule an appointment by calling or emailing us beforehand. 

Please review the following instructions on how to request an appointment. 


Walk-In Advising Hours:            Monday - 2:00 - 4:00 p.m.
                                                    Tuesday - 2:00 - 4:00 p.m.
                                                    Wednesday - 2:00 - 4:00 p.m.
                                                    Thursday -   2:00 - 4:00 p.m.
                                                    Friday  - 2:00 - 4:00 p.m.


Appointment Advising Hours:     Monday - 9:00 - 11:00 a.m.
                                                     Tuesday - 9:00 - 11:00 a.m.
                                                     Wednesday - 9:00 - 11:00 a.m.
                                                     Thursday - 9:00 - 11:00 a.m.
                                                     Friday - NO APPOINTMENTS



  • Walk-in Advising: advising sessions for approximately 10 minutes for basic, general advising inquiries
  • Appointment Advising: advising sessions for 20 minutes for more complex advising matters. 


Online Tutorials

  • No registration necessary
  • Simply view the mandatory tutorial before applying for CPT/CPT, or changing your status to F-1

F-1 Employment (CPT & Post-Completion OPT):

Change of Status to F-1:


Staff List and Contact Information

 

Parinaz ZartoshtyDirector of ISSS
Parinaz Zartoshty
parinaz.zartoshty@sjsu.edu
408.924.5920

 

Katerina Salas-NatchovaAssistant Director of ISA
Katerina Salas-Natchova
katerina.salas@sjsu.edu
408.924.5920                         

                                                                             

keri toma  International Programs Manager                                                                   Keri Toma                                                                                                      keri.toma@sjsu.edu                                                                                            408.924.5920                                                          

                                                                                                                                       

Evelyn Tsao

SEVIS Compliance Coordinator
Evelyn Tsao
international-office@sjsu.edu
408.924.5920

 

Kenneth Ing

SEVIS Records Coordinator
Kenneth Ing
international-office@sjsu.edu 
408.924.5920

 

SEVIS Records Coordinator SEVIS Records Coordinator                                                                            Lena Meadows                                                                                                   international-office@sjsu.edu                                                                             408.924.5920

 

Khim

Office Coordinator
Khim Lok
khim.lok@sjsu.edu
408.924.5920

 

James CoonInternational Student Advisor
James Coon
international-office@sjsu.edu
408.924.5920

 

International Student AdvisorLinda Harris
Linda Harris
international-office@sjsu.edu
408.924.5920

 

International Student AdvisorSoo-Jin Sohn
Soo-Jin Sohn
international-office@sjsu.edu
408.924.5920

The International Student Advising (ISA) is a unit under the International Student and Scholar Services (ISSS), formerly known as International Program and Services (IPS).