Advising Services

Due to COVID-19, services provided by Rutgers Global - ISSS have been temporarily modified in response to a change in university operating procedurePlease click here to learn more about our modified advising services.

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ISSS ADVISING SERVICES

The ISSS staff is available to answer any questions, and/or to connect students with appropriate resources around the community. We also partner with university faculty and staff to best serve our international student population. International student advisers advise international students on immigration, personal, social, and cultural matters during their time here at Rutgers.

Student Services

Remote Advising

We are able to provide remote appointments to answer your questions on a variety of common services such as quick general questions, CPT, OPT, extension of program, and more. 

  • Remote appointments can be requested by clicking here
    • Note that appointment availability is displayed up to 7 days in advance and no less than 12 hours from the time of booking. If you do not see any available appointments, please check again on the following day for new availability.
    • Please be mindful of the scheduled time and duration of your appointment. In order for ISSS to be able to support all students, advising appointments must be kept within the scheduled time. If you find yourself with additional questions remaining at the end of your scheduled time, we welcome you to schedule another appointment or continue to communicate with our advisors by email (ISSS-students@global.rutgers.edu) 

Business Hours: Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, and Friday 8:30am-5pm (closed Wednesdays)

Additional Advising Services

Off-Campus Employment Chat Sessions +

ISSS is now offering twice-monthly chat sessions on CPT and OPT that will be offered via Zoom. This is an opportunity for students to drop in and discuss their CPT/OPT questions with an International Student Adviser (ISA), as well as connect with other students who are also interested in off-campus employment. Below are the scheduled chat sessions with direct links to the Zoom room.

Students on New Brunswick/Piscataway Campuses +

Walk-in Advising is suspended due to COVID-19, but we are happy to offer the same excellent advisement remotely! Please see instructions at the top of this page. You may also email us at ISSS-Students@global.rutgers.edu or call us at 848-932-7015.

Monday 12:00pm - 4:00pm
Tuesday 10:00am - 2:00pm
Closed Wednesday
Thursday 12:00pm - 4:00pm
Friday 10:00am - 2:00pm

180 College Avenue
New Brunswick, NJ 08901
Directions | Phone: 848-932-7015 | Email: ISSS-Students@global.rutgers.edu

RBHS Newark Students, Faculty, and Scholars +

Walk-in Advising is suspended due to COVID-19, but we are happy to offer the same excellent advisement remotely! Please see instructions at the top of this page. You may also email us at ISSS-RBHS@global.rutgers.edu or call us at 973-972-6138.

Student Walk-In Advising Hours: 
Monday & Friday 10am-1pm 
Thursday 1-4pm

65 Bergen Street, Room GA-72
Newark, NJ 07101
Directions | 973-972-6138 | Email: ISSS-RBHS@global.rutgers.edu

Short-term Non-degree Students with Carissa McCarthy (Advisor) +

Remote advising is offered by appointment only. Please contact Carissa at carissam@global.rutgers.edu

Insurance Related Questions with Eirinn Jones (Insurance Coordinator) +

Insurance advising is offered by email or appointment (using the link above). Please contact Eirinn at eljones@global.rutgers.edu

Sponsored Students with Greg Costalas +

30 College Avenue | New Brunswick, NJ 08901
- by appointment only

For Academic Schools & Departments +

Our international student advisers also serve as liaisons to schools and academic departments at Rutgers. They are the point of contact within our office for university faculty and staff working with international students. Rutgers faculty and staff can refer to our international student services liaison assigned to your school or department.