Request an Advising Appointment

Please see below for a list of advisers and the specific services that they each provide. To schedule an appointment, please click the "Student Success Collaborative" image on this page. For questions or additional information, please contact the International Office at (323) 343-3170, send an email or visit during the following walk-in hours. (NOTE: I-9 Verification of Employment Eligibility can be processed during walk-in times or by appointment with a counselor. Reinstatement, Change of Status and Off-Campus Employment questions require an appointment.)
Nancy Lam’s Walk-In Hours
Monday: 10 a.m. to 11:30 a.m.
Thursday: 2:30 to 4 p.m.
VIrtual Office Hours: 3 to 4:30 p.m. (To attend Virtual Office hours, please go to
James Fukaye's Walk-In Hours
Tuesday: 10 a.m. to 12:45 p.m.
Wednesday: 2:30 to 5 p.m.
Study Abroad
By appointment only.

International Office Advisers and Advising Services:

F-1 International Students

Nancy Lam, International Student Services Coordinator
  • All international student inquiries.
James Fukaye, International Student Services Advisor
  • Inquiries on the following topics: Transfers, Change of Status, CPT, OPT, STEM OPT, and status.
Tracey Truong, International Admissions Liasion/SEVIS Coordinator
  • Inquiries on the following topics: Transfers, Change of Status, New Student I-20 and admission-related questions.

Study Abroad and Current Exchange Students

Dr. Sonja Lind, Education Abroad Coordinator
  • Cal State LA students interested in study abroad*
  • Current exchange students

*Please Note: Prior to scheduling a Study Abroad advising appointment, students should plan to attend a Study Abroad Information Session for general information on available programs. Several sessions are scheduled each semester. To see a list of upcoming  sessions, visit our Study Abroad Information Sessions page. Advising appointments should be made once students have performed research and have an interest in a specific program/exchange university and need assistance with specific questions.