International Services

Contact Information

Office Hours & Location:
Monday – Friday:  8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
See walk-in hours below.
(Closed Saturday and Sunday)

USF Tampa Campus,
Center for Global Solutions, Room 104
(See Campus Map)


Mailing Address:
International Services, USF World
University of South Florida
4202 East Fowler Avenue, CGS101
Tampa, Florida 33620

Patel Center Map

Telephone: (813) 974-5102
Fax: (813) 974-0491
E-mail: Contact any advisor (contact list) by email
Listserv:  To join,visit the following website

Meet with Us (pdf)

Students do not need an appointment to meet with an immigration advisor, ask questions, or get a travel signature.  Our office has walk in hours by topic four days a week from 9am – Noon and 2pm to 4pm. See below for topics by day/time.  Topic areas are – E-form questions, enrollment questions, general questions, letter requests, travel signatures, and F-1 CPT/F-1 OPT/J-1 AT questions.  

E-Form Questions:  Get assistance completing an e-form.  Ask questions about an e-form that you have submitted or will submit.  

Enrollment Questions:  Speak with an immigration advisor about dropping below full-time, reduced course load requests, withdrawals from courses, impact of course failure/probation/dismissal, and leave of absence.

General Questions:  Get answers to common questions about travel, on-campus employment, change of status to/from F-1, bringing a dependent, or maintaining status (includes port-of-entry issues).

F-1 CPT/F-1 OPT/J-1 AT Questions:  After viewing one of the online workshops, speak with an advisor about additional questions.   Please understand that NO requests will be processed during walk in hours.

Letter Requests:   Obtain a letter to verify enrollment, university expenses, invitation for immediate family members, CADIVI, and Social Security (requires USF on-campus job offer).

Travel Signatures:   Have a DSO or ARO sign your I-20 or DS-2019 for travel.

Email Contacts::

Contact Reason Contact Person Email Address
Admission Inquiries for Freshman & Undergraduate Transfers International Admissions
Admission Inquiries for Graduates Graduate Admissions
Questions from incoming students about financials Caitlin Pike
Pamela Trowbridge
Questions from incoming/  Change of Level/ Transfer students about I-20’s Thora Cecil
Questions from Current USF Student About CPT/ OPT/ STEM OPT/ Economic Hardship James Schwartz
Daniela Mui
Questions from Sponsored Students/ Athletes/ J-1 Students Thora Cecil
Questions from J-1 Scholars Erin Dudley
Questions from USF Employees Marcia Taylor
Questions from USF Departments/ Petitions/I-20 Extensions Kelly Hall
Questions about Enrollment or Financial Issues Doupe Aina
Questions about Changing or Reactivating your Status by Travel Tran Nguyen
Questions from Current INTO USF Students Mary-Ellen “Lynn” Smith
Lu Norstrand
Questions about Events & Programs Kristen Zernick


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