Contact Our Office

Email: (current response time for emails is 3 – 5 business days.)

Phone: 919.515.2961

Physical Address: Suite 320, 111 Lampe Drive, Raleigh, NC 27695

Please note that the Office of International Services’ physical on-campus location is only open by confirmed appointment until further notice. We remain available and happy to serve our international population and campus community during the hours and through the means described below. The best way to contact the office is by email, phone, or using the virtual drop-in advising service. Thank you for understanding.

Mailing Address: Office of International Services, NC State University, Campus Box 7222, Raleigh, NC 27695-7222

Hours of Operation: (Excluding University Holidays)

  • Phones:  8:00 am – 12:00 pm  and 1:00 pm – 5:00 pm Monday through Friday except Wednesday, which will be 8:00 am – 12:00 pm and 2:00 pm – 5:00 pm (to accommodate weekly staff meetings)
  • Document Pick-up (by appointment only): 10:00 am – 12:00 pm and 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm on Monday through Friday except Wednesday

Virtual Drop-In Hours

OIS offers virtual drop-in advising hours to provide international students, scholars, and dependents an immediate response to brief questions they may have. Individuals can learn more about virtual drop-in advising procedures here. The office does not hold drop-in hours on Wednesdays.

10:00AM – 11:45AM10:00AM – 11:45AM1:00PM – 2:45PM1:00PM – 2:45PM

Please note that walk-in advising is limited to brief exchanges, such as questions about changing majors, etc. For topics which require more than 5 minutes with an advisor (e.g. change of status, employment issues, transfer questions), please call the OIS to schedule an appointment.


Need assistance with more in-depth or personal immigration advice? Appointments with advisors will remain by phone or Zoom meeting until further notice. You can find a list of advisors and the departments they advise below, as well as links to make an appointment with that specific advisor. OIS does not accept same-day advising appointments, so we appreciate your understanding and care when choosing an appointment time.

Please remember that appointments should only be used for more complex inquiries that may take 15-20 minutes to discuss. If you have a quick 5-10 minute question, please utilize our virtual drop-in hours. If you receive the answer to your immigration question in drop-ins or via e-mail before you are able to meet with an OIS advisor in a meeting, please cancel your upcoming appointment so we can open the time up for another student. An OIS advisor will not automatically cancel a future appointment after we correspond with you.

For questions on applying for OPT, please use OPT Q&As which are offered weekly on Tuesdays at 1PM and Thursdays at 10AM. More information about OPT Q&A can be found on our OPT page.

Staff MemberEmailRoleDepartment or Programs
Lauren Ballldball@ncsu.eduAssistant Director for ProgramsPrograms:
International Moms or Mates (IMOM)
Culture Corps
New International Student Orientation
Kathryn Behlingkwbehlin@ncsu.eduIntake SpecialistFront Desk Management
Case Intake/Assignments
E-form Management

Schedule an advising appointment with
Thor Duryea
International Student and Scholar AdvisorStudents:
Engineering Undeclared (undergraduate)
Exploratory Studies/Inter-College Transfer (ICT)
College of Sciences
Poole College of Management (undergraduate)

Study Abroad
Intensive English Program (IEP)

Schedule an advising appointment with
Ray Espinol
International Student and Scholar AdvisorStudents:
College of Humanities and Social Sciences
Biomedical Engineering
Biomanufacturing Training and Education Center
Materials Science and Engineering
Operations Research
Poole College of Management (graduate)
Electrical and Computer Engineering (enrolled students ONLY)

Schedule an advising appointment with
Lexi Hyde
International Student and Scholar AdvisorStudents:
Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering
College of Design
College of Education
Food Bioprocessing & Nutrition Sciences
Computer Science (enrolled students ONLY)

Schedule an advising appointment with
Elizabeth James
College of Veterinary Medicine
Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering
Nuclear Engineering
VacantInternational Programs CoordinatorPrograms:
English Conversation Club (ECC)
International Students and Scholars Engaging in Reaching Out and Volunteering (ISSERV)
Breaking Bread
Alternative Intercultural Spring Break (AISB)

Schedule an advising appointment with
Courtenay Klauber
International Student and Scholar AdvisorStudents:
Civil, Construction, and Environmental Engineering
Electrical and Computer Engineering (OPT students only)
College of Natural Resources (OPT students ONLY)
Kory Sopkoksopko@ncsu.eduSenior International Student
and Scholar Advisor
Scholars & Student Interns:
All departments
Felicia Harrisfgharris@ncsu.eduInternational Services CoordinatorHuman Resources

Assistant Director for Advising Students:
College of Agriculture and Life Science
College of Textiles
College of Natural Resources (enrolled students ONLY)

Drop-In Hours and Access
Academic Coordinator for
International Student Support
Academic Support
CARES Liaison

Schedule an advising appointment with
Michael Shurer
Assistant Director for SEVIS
Industrial and Systems Engineering
Integrated Manufacturing Systems Engineering

Data Management
SEVIS Compliance
VacantInternational Student and
Scholar Advisor
Students and Scholars: