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 currently closed due to the COVID-19 virus, so they are working remotely during this time. The best way to contact the office is by email, phone, or visiting virtual walk-in advising. 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-Tuesday and Thursday-Friday

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. Due to staff transitions and summer schedules, we will have a general appointment schedule from July 6 to September 3 where you will be assigned to an OIS advisor.  To schedule an appointment with an advisor, please click here and complete the requested details on the calendar appointment slot.

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. 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
Thor Duryeatcduryea@ncsu.eduInternational Student and Scholar Advisor
Ray Espinolrjespino@ncsu.eduInternational Student and Scholar Advisor
Lexi Hydeamhyde2@ncsu.eduInternational Student and Scholar Advisor
Elizabeth Jameseajames2@ncsu.eduDirectorScholars:
Civil, Construction and Environmental Engineering
College of Humanities and Social Sciences
Nuclear Engineering
Asia Kingayking@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)
Courtenay Klauberckklaube@ncsu.eduInternational Student and Scholar AdvisorScholars:
Biomedical Engineering
Biomanufacturing Training and Education Center
Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering
Electrical and Computer Engineering
Mollie LoJaconomalojaco@ncsu.eduAssistant Director for AdvisingScholars:
College of Design
College of Veterinary Medicine
Industrial and Systems Engineering
Integrated Manufacturing Systems Engineering
Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering
Felicia Harrisfgharris@ncsu.eduInternational Services CoordinatorHuman Resources
Hillary Pattonhillary_patton@ncsu.eduSenior International Student
and Scholar Advisor
College of Ag and Life Sciences
College of Natural Resources
College of Education
College of Textiles
Poole College of Management

J-1 Student Interns
Summer Institute
Summer Start

Drop-In Hours and Access
Academic Coordinator for
International Student Support
Academic Support
CARES Liaison
Michael Shurermashurer@ncsu.eduAssistant Director for SEVIS
Materials Science and Engineering
Operations Research

Data Management
SEVIS Compliance
Kelsey Stolzenbachkastolze@ncsu.eduInternational Student and
Scholar Advisor I Data Analyst
Computer Science
College of Sciences

Data Management