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Fall 2020 Update: For the Fall 2020 semester, all advising - including drop-in and individual appointments - will be conducted on-line. Unless otherwise indicated, meetings will be through Zoom. If an alternative method is preferred, please contact your international advisor. For more information about our Fall 2020 Virtual Office, see our Service Announcement.

Drop-in Advising

International Center will be holding drop-in hours (no appointment needed) according to the following schedule. Drop-in advising will be done virtually using Zoom and is ideal for quick questions and meetings of about 5 minutes or less.  Since virtual advising is done on a first-come, first-serve basis, wait times may vary. International Center staff may direct you to schedule an individual appointment with an advisor for more complex situations.

A&S, SOE, SMFA / Cummings School of Veterinary Science

Day of Week Times Zoom Link
Tuesdays 2pm - 3pm https://tufts.zoom.us/j/94151371400 (Passcode: 416672)
Thursdays 2pm - 3pm https://tufts.zoom.us/j/94151371400 (Passcode: 416672)
Mondays, Wednesdays, Fridays - Advisors are available by appointment. Please the Appointments section below to make an appointment with a A&S, SOE, SMFA, or Cummings advisor

Boston Health Sciences Campus

Please see the Appointments section below to make an appointment with Neriliz Soto-Gonzalez, the Boston Health Sciences campus advisor.

Fletcher School 

The Fall 2020 drop-in hours for the Fletcher School advisor, Reiko Ohmura, are from 2pm - 4:45pm on Mondays and Wednesdays. Go to https://tufts.zoom.us and join Meeting ID 431 905 7449.

Appointments

You can schedule a virtual appointment session with an international student and scholar advisor by clicking on the scheduling link indicated below. You will receive a confirmation email generated by our online advising appointment system (Calendly or Acuity Scheduling). Please cancel your appointment at least 24 hours in advance if you are unable to make the appointment. If you prefer a phone appointment, please schedule an appointment using the online scheduling system and send an email to your advisor to indicate your preference.

Advisor Name Schools and Areas Served Scheduling Links
Patrick Himes
Assistant Director
Patrick.Himes@tufts.edu
  • Arts & Sciences undergraduates (Last names A - G)
  • Arts & Sciences graduate students (all)
  • Cummings Veterinary School (students only)
Schedule an Appointment with Pat
Neriliz Soto-Gonzalez
Assistant Director
Neriliz.Soto_Gonzalez@tufts.edu
  • All Boston Health Sciences campus programs (all students and and scholars)
Schedule an Appointment with Neriliz
Reiko Ohmura
Senior International Student and Scholar Advisor
Reiko.Ohmura@tufts.edu
  • Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy (all students and scholars)
  • School of Engineering (J-1 scholars only)
Schedule an Appointment with Reiko
Heather Varnet
International Student and Scholar Advisor
Heather.Varnet@tufts.edu
  • Arts & Sciences undergraduates (Last names H - Z)
  • Arts & Sciences / Engineering undergraduate financial aid students
  • Arts & Sciences (J-1 Scholars)
  • Cummings Veterinary School (J-1 scholars only)
  • Global Education exchange students (all students)
  • School of the Museum of Fine Arts (all students and scholars)
Schedule an Appointment with Heather
Lizzie Siegle
International Student and Scholar Advisor
Elizabeth.Siegle@tufts.edu
  • School of Engineering (all students)
  • University Programs and Partnerships (all students)
Schedule an Appointment with Lizzie
Andrew Shiotani
Director
Andrew.Shiotani@tufts.edu
  • Student immigration policy
  • Change of status and other complex immigration situations
Schedule and Appointment with Andrew

H-1B, TN, and Permanent Residence Advising

For questions regarding H-1B, TN, or other employment visas contact the following staff by email to schedule appointments.

Advisor Schools
Sarah Curry
Senior Immigration Specialist
Sarah.Curry@tufts.edu
  • Arts & Sciences
  • School of Engineering
  • Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy
  • Cummings School of Veterinary Medicine
  • School of the Museum of Fine Arts
Ghenwa Hakim
Associate Director
Ghenwa.Hakim@tufts.edu
  • Boston Health Sciences schools (including Friedman School of Nutrition Science and Policy)
  • Tufts Medical Center and affiliated hospitals
  • Central administration units
  • Permanent residence for Boston Health Sciences campus schools
  • General immigration policy and procedure (employment)
Andrew Shiotani
Director
Andrew.Shiotani@tufts.edu
  • Permanent residence questions for Medford, Cummings, and SMFA
  • General immigration policy and procedure (students)