Office of International Student Life

Colleen Callahan-Panday

Colleen Callahan-Panday

Director, Int Student Life

International House

Phone: 508-831-6030

    * Tax advising 
    * OPT: pre-completion, post-completion, STEM extension 
    * CPT  
    * Reduced course load forms
    * Extension of I-20 forms 
    * H1B advising for students 
    * J-1 students and non-degree student advising 
    * Cross-cultural and adjustment advising 
    * Career/employment related immigration questions
    * General personal or immigration issues 
    * International Student Council advising

Kathryn Cruz

Kathryn Cruz

Asst Dir/SEVIS Coordinator

International House

Phone: 508-831-6030

    * Issuing of initial I-20 forms
    * F-1 and J-1 advising
    * Certificate of attendance 
    * Invitation Letters (for visiting family) 
    * Extension of I-20 forms 
    * SEVIS registration
    * Reduce course load forms
    * CPT
    * Cross-cultural and adjustment advising
    * Notary public

Mirabelle Welch

Mirabelle Welch

Office Coordinator

International House

Phone: 508-831-6030

* First point of contact for International House inquiries
* Manages IH calendars and scheduling
* Coordinates office mailing including incoming EAD cards and other USCIS mail
* Organizes Social Security Number (SSN) applications 
* Updates address changes
* Manages Temporary Housing requests

Office of International Faculty and Scholar Services

Tom Thomsen

Tom Thomsen

Director, Intl Fac & Scholar

International House

Phone: 508-831-6030

The Office of International Faculty and Scholars, in collaboration with the Provost’s Office, oversees programs and services for international scholars, post-doctoral fellows, research scientist/engineers and international faculty. 

* H-1B advising
* H-1B filing for faculty and researchers
* PR applications for faculty and researchers
* J-1 scholar advising
* Filing Labor Condition applications (LCA) and Labor Certifications (PERM)
* Cross-cultural and adjustment advising
* General personal or immigration issues

English as a Second Language Program

Billy McGowan

Billy McGowan

Director of ESL

International House

Phone: 508-831-6033

* SPEAK testing
* Intensive ESL Summer Program
* ESL course for international TAs and Management GAs
* ESL seminar and individual tutoring
* Writing help for International TAs and GAs
* Conversation Partner Program
* Coordinates Versant Testing and Classroom Assignments
* Coordinates workshops for School of Business, ESL 500/501/502
* Facilitates ESL teacher meetings and workshops
* Participates in TA Training and Graduate Orientation