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International Student & Scholar Services

Academic Core Support Team

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To ensure success for our international students, ISSS offers many types of support. The Academic Core Support Team provides various types of assistance ranging from cultural adjustment advising and academic skills training to reading, writing, and classroom adjustment coaching. The team also works and coordinates with advisors, faculty, and staff for a complete network of support. Feel free to come in and make use of our services. We’re here to help!

Kristina Thompson vertical image

Associate Director 

International Student & Scholar Services

Kristina Thompson 
Butler Pavilion 410


  • Immigration Advising
  • Cultural Adjustment Advising
  • Coordinating with Students, Faculty, and Advisors

International Student Counselor

The Academic Support and Access Center

Shari Pattillo
Mary Graydon Center 243


  • Academic Skills Coaching: Classroom Participation, Note Taking, Time Management, Reading Strategies, Etc.
  • Cultural Adjustment Advising
  • Tutorial Referrals
Angela Dadak

International Student Coordinator

College Writing Program, Department of Literature & Foreign Studies

Angela Dadak
Battelle Tompkins 255


  • Reading, Writing, and Classroom Adjustment Coaching for Students Taking College Writing Courses
  • Teaches "The Culture of Higher Education in the U.S."
  • Writing Center Advisor
  • Cultural Adjustment Advising