Dear Students, Faculty and Staff,
Welcome to the Office of International Programs and Services. I am delighted that you are visiting us; as a member of the Sycamore family or just looking to join our community. Our office is excited to extend you a warm welcome by offering you assistance in a variety of ways.
Have you had questions about the ISU community and how you fit in? If the answer is yes, please let me help you navigate your way to an answer. Our people are here to help, so please contact us with your questions concerning enrollment, admissions, credentialing, issues related to coming as a visiting faculty member, immigration policies related to your activities on campus, study abroad, faculty travel, faculty-led student travel, or the support of global business engagement. Associate Director Mr. El-Houcin Chaqra, Assistant Director, Ms. Maria Chaqra, as well as Student Advisor, Ms. Pam Tabor are available to help with your credentialing or immigration questions. Mr. Chaqra also works with faculty travel grants and reviews international memoranda of understanding documents (MOUs) between Indiana State University and organizations from around the world. Ms. Janis Halpern directs our study abroad program making the world available to Indiana State University graduate and undergraduate students. She also helps provide resources for short –term, faculty-led student travel experiences. Associate Director, Mr. Zachariah Mathew advises and supports efforts by international students on campus as well as supports visiting faculty and students groups. Administrative Assistant, Ms. Christine Knight provides budget and clerical support for all of our programs in the Office of International Programs and Services. I am also here to assist you in any way that I can. Please contact me at Chris.McGrew@indstate.edu if you have any questions. Welcome to Indiana State University and good luck in all of your endeavors here!