The OISS office at 6901 Willow Street will be physically closed the entire week of June 17- June 21 so that the carpet in the building can be replaced. The OISS team will be working remotely June 17, 18, 20, and 21.  Tulane University is closed June 19th in observance of Juneteenth.

Thank you for your understanding.

The OISS Team

Make an Appointment with an International Student & Scholar Advisor

OISS team members are here to answer questions, offer advice and help you make the most out of your time at Tulane University. We are specialists in F, J, H, and TN immigration issues. We are trained in intercultural communication and cultural adjustment and have extensive experience supporting international students and scholars. 

As of June 2022, international student advisors will be able to assist you throughout your entire experience here at Tulane, from document production through employment authorization at the end of your studies.  This will help us to develop ongoing relationships with you and as well will allow you to have a specific reference point inside of OISS.

Even though OISS advisors have knowledge of all of the areas of support that international students and scholars may need, we do have specializations. Please read below in order to choose the advisor who can best support your needs.

Before attending an advising appointment, we ask that you spend some time reading through our policies, procedures and program list on the OISS website. If you need same-day assistance or are not able to make an appointment at a date and time that is convenient for you please email so that we can help you accordingly.


Student Advisors

Your advisor can assist you with:

  • Program extensions
  • Changes of majors
  • Travel signatures
  • Personal/sick leave of absence
  • Changes in educational levels
  • Changes of status
  • Employment and working in the United States
    • On-Campus
    • Off-Campus (CPT, OPT, Academic Training)
    • Social Security letters
  • Any personal issues you would like to discuss

Alice Popescu

International Student Advisor, F-1 and J-1 Students

  • Business, graduate
  • Liberal Arts, graduate (F-1 and J-1)
  • Public Health and Tropical Medicine, graduate (F-1 and J-1)

Make an appointment with Alice

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Dessa Crum

International Student Advisor, F-1 and J-1 Students

  • J-1, all (except graduate Liberal Arts and graduate Public Health and Tropical Medicine)
  • Biomedical Sciences
  • Medicine
  • Law
  • Science and Engineering, graduate
  • Fulbright Students

Make an appointment with Dessa


Warren Jones

International Student Advisor, F-1 Students

  • Newcomb-Tulane College (Undergraduate) Students
  • Social Work

Make an appointment with Warren


Frank Calabrese

International Student Advisor, F-1 Students

  • Architecture, graduate

Make an appointment with Frank

Scholar Advisor


Nancy Quant Lauland

International Employee and Scholar Advisor

Assists with

  • Questions about H-1B and TN sponsorship for Tulane faculty & staff, including job requirements
  • Matters for J-1 visiting scholars that include short-term research scholars and professors.
  • Any personal issues you would like to discuss.

Make an appointment with Nancy