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The International Student Center has in-person office hours Monday to Friday, 9:00am-4:00pm.

Virtual Office Hours 
Team members are available Monday to Friday, during virtual office hours, to assist with general inquiries and scheduling advising appointments through our LiveChat tool. Simply click on the “Chat Now” button on the bottom right of your browser, during scheduled virtual office hours, to interact with one of our team members. Please check below for scheduled virtual office hours:
(All times in PST)
Monday - Friday: 8:30am-12:00pm // 1:00pm-4:30pm

All other questions may be emailed to the office at

You may also leave a message for us by clicking the “Leave a Message” button on the bottom right of your browser, and someone will follow-up with your inquiry. 


Information about orientation programming for new F-1 and J-1 exchange students can be found here.

All new and continuining F-1 students must complete the International Student Immigration Reporting Module by September 3, 2021. For more information, please click here.


In-person Walk-In Advising Hours
In-person walk-in advising is held at the ISC on the days and times listed below:
Tuesday: 2:00-3:30pm
Thursday: 2:00-3:30pm
In-Person Walk-In Advising is offered on a first-come, first-served basis at the ISC. The amount of time that you will wait before speaking with the advisor will depend on how many students arrive before you. Please be sure to bring your clearance medallion and adhere to campus masking policies when you arrive. Students will need to arrive at the ISC at least 10 minutes prior to the end of the Walk-In time, or earlier, depending on the number of students waiting to speak with an advisor.
Virtual "Walk-In" Advising Hours
Virtual “Walk-In” Advising Hours are hosted weekly. Please check below for scheduled virtual office hours:
(All times in PST) 
Wednesdays: 1:30pm – 3:00pm
When you join virtual “Walk-In” hours, you are placed in a ZOOM virtual waiting room. Advising is handled first-come, first-served. Advisors will evaluate your questions and if more time is needed, will refer you to our appointment scheduling system. The session will be locked 10 minutes prior to the end of the posted hours. Please review the International Student Calendar on the right of the webpage to view which advisors are scheduled. You can access the ZOOM session link from the calendar.  
On occasion, focused group or topic “walk-in” sessions will be hosted. These will also be listed on the calendar of events. Check back and review the calendar description when these sessions are posted.  



Requests for Letters, I-20’s, and DS-2019 documents can be submitted using our online request forms. All documents are sent to students via e-mail, using certified e-signatures, approved for use by the Student Exchange Visitor Program (SEVP).
Please review our Forms for International Students for instructions to complete your form and submit your request. New online forms are developed and added regularly. 


bannersappointment@4x.pngYou may come into the office during business hours and schedule a future appointment with an advisor. You may also log-on during scheduled virtual office hours to schedule an appointment with one of our team members. You can also leave a message for us by clicking the “Leave a Message” button on the bottom right of your browser, and someone will follow-up with your request. Upon review, you will be sent a personalized link for you to choose from available appointment times using our online scheduling system. Appointments must be made at least 1-day in advance.


bannersopt_review@4x.pngOPT Application Review Sessions are hosted virtually. Please review the Optional Practical Training (OPT) website for a complete listing of scheduled workshops, information and instructions on how to apply, and how to submit a registration request for the session. 



Feeling stressed?? Worried about COVID-19? Just needing to talk with someone? Talk It Out is a drop-in service that provides students with easy access to informal and confidential consultation with our C&PS counselors. Although Talk It Out counselors are professionals, it is not a substitue for therapy and does not constitute mental health treatment.

Talk It Out is a drope-in service where you can speak with counselors for 15-20 minutes about your concerns, get help with problem-solving, and ask any questions you may have about therapy or C&PS. Talk It Out counselors can also guide you through the process of setting up an appointment at C&PS or discuss potential resources both on and off campus. No appointment necessary! Justy drop in via Zoom during designated hours. Please note that we reques you keep your video on during these check-ins.


Fall 2021: 

Start Date: Wednesday, September 8, 2021

End Date: Wednesday, December 8, 2021 

No Talk It Out on Holidays: November 23, 2021 (Thanksgiving Week)

Wednesdays2:00pm-4:15 pm (PST) 

Zoom Information: Talk It Out Zoom Link


If you have any difficulty logging in Wednesday from 2:00 pm -3:50 pm (PST), please contact Erika Hess at and Yu-An Chien at You can also find additional Talk It Out Times here.

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Find forms for international students related to financials, OPT, work verification and more.
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Click here to view programs and events at the International Student Center.
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All F-1 and J-1 students are required to purchase the pre-approved policy offered by JCB Insurance Solutions in order to satisfy the Calfornia State University insurance requirement.
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