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How to reach us

Are you a current UCalgary international student, newly-admitted UCalgary international student, or a recently-graduated UCalgary international student with questions or needing assistance? Please contact us:


International Student Services
MacEwan Student Centre - MSC 275
University of Calgary
2500 University Drive NW Calgary, Alberta, T2N 1N4

Hours of operation

Monday to Friday
9 a.m. – noon
1 – 4 p.m.

Contact Form

Get in touch with us by completing our Contact Form. We advise current UCalgary students, newly admitted students and recent UCalgary graduates.

Complete Contact Form

Other ways to connect

Follow us on social media

For up-to-date news and events, follow us on Facebook and on Instagram.

Share your event or group in our newsletter

Want to share something with international students at UCalgary? Submit your information to promote your event or feature your student club/group in our weekly newsletter (bi-weekly in spring/summer).

Find international student research participants

Are you a study coordinator or researcher looking for participation from an international student audience? Submit your study information and ISS can help promote it to international students.

Admission Information

Prospective Students: Our office does not handle admissions to the university. If you are a prospective student needing admissions information, please contact the following office for assistance:

  • Undergraduate Admissions 
  • Graduate Admissions (Master's degree, PhD degree, Visiting Graduate Student Researchers)
    Graduate admissions are handled by individual graduate programs. Find the contact information for your program of interest here.

Regulated Immigration Advisors

International Student Services (ISS) has Regulated Immigration Advisors who are legally authorized to provide advice on Canadian study permits, work permits, visas, and Permanent Residence.

For visa, study permit and work permits, Booked advising is available for currently enrolled UCalgary Students and newly admitted student. Check the advising information here

Permanent Residence (PR) information

Dates for these PR sessions can be found in our Upcoming Events.

Please note that we cannot give immigration advice over the phone and we are unable to provide admissions information.

International Student Services Staff

We're here to help

Lien Tran, RCIC

Manager, International Student Services
Regulated Canadian Immigration Consultant

Catherine Lee

Administrative Assistant, International Student Services

Diana Jamal-Samborski, RCIC-IRB

Immigration Specialist
Regulated Canadian Immigration Consultant

Isabel Fandino, RISIA

Advisor, International Student 


Marcella Ducasses

Advisor, International Student 


Justin Orthner

Off-Campus Housing and Transition Coordinator

Luis Armando Sanchez Diaz

Co-op Intern, International Student Services

Nour Haj

Co-op Intern, International Student Services

Denisse Guerra Martinez

Co-op Intern, International Student Services

Sumaiya Shoma

Co-op Intern, International Student Services

Liliana Gonzalez

Career Development Specialist, International Students
Centre for Career and Personal Development (MSC 188)

To book an appointment with Liliana Gonzalez, go to Elevate

Jennifer Parsons

Academic Development Specialist, International
Student Success Centre (TFDL 3rd Floor)

To book an appointment with Jennifer Parsons, click here

Dr. Paul Papin

Academic Development Specialist
Student Success Centre (TFDL 3rd Floor)

To book an appointment with Paul Papin, click here

Need advising support?

International Student Services (ISS) provides immigration and non-academic advising for all international students.

Learn more and meet with an advisor