About Us

Mailing Address, Email, Telephone and Fax Number:
Department of International Student & Scholar Services (ISSS)
1306 Stanford Drive
Whitten University Center, Suite 2275
Coral Gables, FL 33146-6929

Email: isss@miami.edu
Phone:  (305) 284-2928
Fax:  (305) 284-3409

Office Location and Hours of Operation:
Advising services are available in the Advising Center located on the Second Floor of the University Center.
The office is open between the hours of 8:30 a.m. and 5:00 p.m., Monday through Friday.

Summer Walk-in Advising Hours 06/07/2017 through 08/11/2017:
Monday, Wednesday & Friday: 10 a.m. to 12 p.m.
Tuesday & Thursday: 2 p.m. to 4 p.m.

ISSS Team Members:

Teresa de la Guardia, Executive Director 
Email:  tdelaguardia@miami.edu

Diana Garner, Assistant Director 
Email:  dxg621@miami.edu
Advises students whose last names begin with A through Da

Patty Morales, Administrative Assistant
Email:  axs795@miami.edu

Kristin Pongé, Associate Director & Student Program Team Leader for Regulatory Compliance
Email:   kponge@miami.edu
Advises students whose last names begin with Yang, Yu through Z

Yeline Ramirez, Administrative Assistant
Email:  y.ramirez3@miami.edu

Ana M. Rendon, Assistant Director
Email: anarendon@miami.edu
Advises students whose last names begin with Li, Z through Son

Ana S. Sippin, Assistant Director
Email: axs2508@miami.edu
Advises students whose last names begin with De through Li, Y

Sevgi Ural, Assistant Director & Student Program Team Leader for Acculturation
Email:  s.ural@miami.edu
Advises students whose last names begin with Soo through Yang, Yi

Valarie Williams, Administrative Assistant
Email:  vwilliams@miami.edu

Claudia Zitzmann, Associate Director & Scholar Program Team Leader
Email:  czitzmann@miami.edu
Advises all scholars (faculty and researchers)