About - ISSO

The International Student Services Office (ISSO) is the main resource for assistance with immigration matters, as well as personal, social, and cultural adjustment during your time here at Suffolk University.

International students at Suffolk are supported by the peer and staff experts of the ISSO. These advisors serve as advocates to the University community and help connect international students to the resources around Suffolk that they need. The ISSO also helps University faculty and staff best serve our international student population.

Make an Appointment

The International Student Services Office (ISSO) is here to help. Students can schedule an appointment to meet with an International Advisor. To learn more about how to schedule an appointment, view our Make an Appointment page, or give us a call at 617-573-8034.

COVID-19 resulted in many changes for higher education students, and the guidance from SEVP for international students has evolved throughout the pandemic. Please carefully review the FAQs below for information about current immigration guidance and the upcoming semester at Suffolk. If you have additional questions, please contact the International Student Services Office.


Name Title
Amy Ewen
Director, Center for International Education & Study Away
Viviana Leyva Associate Director, Center for Education & Study Away
Leanne Dolat
International Student Advisor
Christopher Murphy
International Student Advisor