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Make an Appointment with an International Student Advisor

Office of International Students and Scholars Advisors

OISS staff members are here to answer questions, offer advice and help you make the most out of your time at Tulane University. We are specialists in F, J, H, and TN immigration issues. We are trained in intercultural communication and cultural adjustment and have extensive experience supporting international students and scholars.

Even though OISS advisors have knowledge of all of the areas of support that international students and scholars may need, we do have specializations. Please read below in order to choose the advisor who can best support your needs.

Before attending an advising appointment, we ask that you spend some time reading through our policies, procedures and program list on the OISS website. If you need same-day assistance or are not able to make an appointment at a date and time that is convenient for you please email so that we can help you accordingly.

Note: The OISS is taking measures to reduce contact due to COVID-19. As of Monday, March 16, 2020 the physical location of OISS is no longer open. OISS staff members will be working remotely in alignment with Tulane recommendations related to social distancing to limit the spread of COVID-19. Students and scholars can continue to make virtual appointments with an advisor through our appointments website or by emailing The advisor will email you details about the online or phone appointment before the scheduled meeting time. If you have a document you need to get from OISS, you will be contacted about shipment options.





Belinda Schneider

- Main F-1 advisor

  • Program extensions 
  • Changes of majors
  • Travel signatures
  • Social Security letters
  • Changes in educational levels
  • Personal/sick leave of absence
  • Assists with changes of status
  • Any personal issues you would like to discuss


Make an appointment with Belinda here



Alice Popescu

- F-1 advisor

  • Travel signatures
  • Any personal issues you would like to discuss.


Make an appointment with Alice here



Kabir Hingorani

  • Information on on-campus employment,
  • Obtaining authorization for
    • Curricular Practical Training (CPT)
    • Optional Practical Training (OPT)
  • General questions regarding working in the U.S.
  • Any personal issues you would like to discuss.


Make an appointment with Kabir here



Nancy Quant Lauland

  • Questions about H-1B and TN sponsorship for faculty & staff, including job requirements
  • Matters for J-1 visiting scholars that include short-term, research scholars and professors.
  • Any personal issues you would like to discuss.


Make an advising appointment with Nancy here



Beth Nazar

- Assistant Director

  • J-1 students
  • Fulbright and Sponsored students
  • Any personal issues you would like to discuss.


Make an appointment with Beth here