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Hours of Operation
Monday through Friday: 9:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. (PT)

Gayley Center, 2nd Floor
1145 Gayley Ave. Los Angeles, CA 90024

+1-800-825-9971 • Option 3

The International Programs Department comprises five units: Student Services, Global Education, Partnerships, Administration, and Corporate and Custom Programs. The function of each unit, its team members, and their contact information are listed below.


Dean | Susie Morris, Assistant Dean of International Programs

International Student Services (ISS)

International Student Services is the UCLA Extension one-stop for all international students, in any program, to learn more about their F-1 visa status and how to properly maintain it while studying at UCLA Extension.

Our outstanding team of advisors is available to assist students with a wide range of immigration-related items such as:

  • Initial and continuing Form I-20 creation and maintenance
  • Change of immigration status requests
  • Transferring your immigration record
  • Checking full-time enrollment requirements
  • Updating your address and contact information
  • Travel signatures
  • On and off-campus employment authorizations
  • F-1 visa renewal process
  • Support letters for opening a bank account and getting a driver’s license
  • And much more

International Student Services email:

Appointments are always encouraged to ensure you are able to meet with an advisor. Please open the drawer below and click the link under your advisor's name to book an appointment.

Ryan O’Connell
Director of International Student Services, PDSO

John Edwards
International Student Advisor, DSO
Book Appointment

Vinny Martins
International Student Advisor, DSO
Book Appointment    

Katie Trencheny
International Student Advisor, DSO
Book Appointment   

International Programs Global Education Office (IP-GEO)

The IP-GEO team hosts programming to help students connect more to campus, Westwood, and the greater Los Angeles area. The IP-GEO team develops and offers immersive experiential co-curricular programming for international students to provide a comprehensive academic experience.

Study Abroad at UCLA email:

International Certificate Programs email:

Phone: +1-424-259-5560 

Ryan Rusnak
Manager of International Student Certificate Programs
Book Appointment 

Kelly Smith
Study Abroad Program Coordinator
Book Appointment

Amaya Breese
International Programs Coordinator
Book Appointment

International Relations and Partnerships (IRP)

UCLA Extension students are a global representation of academic excellence. Our International Relations and Partnerships team is the first point of contact to get connected with Extension and your continuing educational goals. IRP travels the world, building relationships with our educational partners and directly with students to create the pathways that lead to UCLA Extension.


Emily Kirsch, Ph.D.
Director of International Relations & Partnerships

Jennifer Dixon
International Recruitment and Partnerships Manager

Jonathan Corey
Manager of International Relations and Partnerships Administration

International Programs Administration (IPA)

International Programs Administration is the backbone of International Programs at UCLA Extension, acting as a bridge to academic departments by helping Certificate, Study Abroad, and Online international students navigate all aspects of their UCLA Extension program, including application and admission. IPA supports the core admissions process and administrative functions for personnel and operations program-wide, assumes fiduciary responsibility, and ensures that all areas of International Programs have what they need to support its staff, which in turn supports our students. IPA is the lead in staffing, HR, administration, budget, and financial management for International Programs units.


La’Shea English
Director of International Programs Administration

Christian Gomez
Student Data Manager

Michael Lee
Administrative Assistant

KC Brunson
Admissions Counselor

Winnie Ocean
Admissions Counselor

International Corporate and Custom Programs (ICCP)

UCLA Extension International Corporate and Custom Programs partners with corporate clients, based domestically and abroad, to provide customized training and learning experiences for international groups. The team is committed to providing the highest level of quality and service to every client. From the shortest to the longest program, ICCP provides personal, one-on-one service from start to finish.

Phone: +1-310-206-4149

Denis Couturier
Director, International Corporate & Custom Programs

Ross Victory
Program Manager

Hunter Gries
Program Representative

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