Contact

The OIS office will be closed on Wednesday, February 8th, 2023. Our staff will be completing a Mental Health First Aid training that day to gain tools to better respond to the needs of our campus community. Please plan accordingly.

Contact Our Office

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

Phone: 919.515.2961

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

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)

Appointments

Phone Hours of Operation
Day of the WeekHours
Monday8:00 am – 12:00 pm and 1:00 pm – 5:00 pm
Tuesday8:00 am – 12:00 pm and 1:00 pm – 5:00 pm
Wednesday8:00 am – 12:00 pm and 2:00 pm – 5:00 pm (to accommodate staff meeting)
Thursday8:00 am – 12:00 pm and 1:00 pm – 5:00 pm
Friday8:00 am – 12:00 pm and 1:00 pm – 5:00 pm
Saturday & SundayCLOSED
  • Physical Office: 9:00 am – 12:00 pm and 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm Monday through Friday except Wednesday, which will be 9:00 am – 12:00 pm and 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm (to accommodate weekly staff meetings)
Office Hours of Operation
Day of the WeekHours
Monday9:00 am – 12:00 pm and 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Tuesday9:00 am – 12:00 pm and 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Wednesday9:00 am – 12:00 pm and 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm (to accommodate staff meeting)
Thursday 9:00 am – 12:00 pm and 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Friday 9:00 am – 12:00 pm and 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Saturday & SundayCLOSED
  • Document Pick-up: By appointment only (If you request a new document you will receive a link to schedule this appointment)

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.

Note: Due to Winter Break, Virtual Drop-In Advising will not be available from December 22nd to January 2nd. Virtual Drop-In Advising will resume on January 3rd.

MondayTuesdayThursdayFriday
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 schedule an appointment with your OIS advisor.

Appointments

Need assistance with more in-depth or personal immigration advice? Appointments with advisors will remain virtual 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
Thor Duryeatcduryea@ncsu.edu

Schedule an advising appointment with
Thor Duryea
International Student and Scholar AdvisorStudents and Scholars:
Engineering Undeclared (undergraduate)
Exploratory Studies/Inter-College Transfer (ICT)
College of Textiles
Poole College of Management
Material Science Engineering
Computer Science (UNDERGRAD ENROLLED ONLY)

Additional:
Study Abroad
Intensive English Program (IEP)
Ray Espinolrjespino@ncsu.edu

Schedule an advising appointment with
Ray Espinol
International Student and Scholar AdvisorStudents and Scholars:
College of Humanities and Social Sciences
Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering
Electrical and Computer Engineering (POST- GRADUATE STUDENTS ACTIVELY ENGAGED IN OPT ONLY)
Maggie Harneymkharney@ncsu.eduInternational Programs CoordinatorPrograms:
English Conversation Club (ECC)
International Students and Scholars Engaging in Reaching Out and Volunteering (ISSERV)
Breaking Bread
Alternative Intercultural Spring Break (AISB)
Lexi Hydeamhyde2@ncsu.edu

Schedule an advising appointment with
Lexi Hyde
International Student and Scholar AdvisorStudents and Scholars:
College of Design
College of Education
Civil, Construction, and Environmental Engineering
Biomedical Engineering
Biomanufacturing Training & Education Center
Computer Science (POST- GRADUATE STUDENTS ACTIVELY ENGAGED IN OPT ONLY)
Elizabeth Jameseajames2@ncsu.edu

Schedule an advising appointment with
Elizabeth James
DirectorStudents and Scholars:
Analytics
College of Veterinary Medicine
Chemical & Biomedical Engineering
Nuclear Engineering
Operations Research
Courtenay Klauberckklaube@ncsu.edu

Schedule an advising appointment with
Courtenay Klauber
International Student and Scholar AdvisorStudents and Scholars:
Computer Science (GRAD ENROLLED ONLY)
Computer Science- Scholars
Kory Sopkoksopko@ncsu.edu

Schedule an advising appointment with Kory Sopko
Senior International Student
and Scholar Advisor
Students and Scholars:
College of Science
Electrical and Computer Engineering (UNDERGRAD ENROLLED ONLY)
Electrical and Computer Engineering- Scholars

Additional:
Student Interns
Felicia Harrisfgharris@ncsu.eduInternational Services CoordinatorHuman Resources
Budget/Financials
Hillary Pattonhillary_patton@ncsu.edu

Schedule an advising appointment
with Hillary Patton
Assistant Director for Advising Students and Scholars:
College of Agriculture and Life Science
College of Natural Resources
GTI 3+X
Anthony Shurerajshurer@ncsu.edu

Drop-In Hours and Access
Academic Coordinator for
International Student Support
Academic Support
CARES Liaison
Michael Shurermashurer@ncsu.edu

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


Additional:
Data Management
SEVIS Compliance
Shara Cottonsdcotto2@ncsu.edu

Scheduled an advising appointment with Shara Cotton
International Student and
Scholar Advisor
Students and Scholars:
Electrical and Computer Engineering (GRAD ENROLLED ONLY)