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UCLA Dashew Center for International Students & Scholars

COVID-19 Update: Due to the California Stay at Home Order effective March 20th, 2020, Dashew Center has transitioned to remote work and is offering limited services Monday - Friday 8 AM - 5 PM. The Dashew Center Front Desk is available for virtual Q&A at the times below for general inquires ONLY. To schedule an appointment email oissassi@saonet.ucla.edu. For specific visa inquires, use the appropriate email address listed below. Please be aware that our office is currently experiencing a high volume of inquiries. We appreciate your patience as we attempt to respond as soon as possible. Continue to check our COVID-19 Updates page for updated FAQs and developments.

Dashew Center Front Desk Virtual Q&A

MONDAY - FRIDAY (Except University Holidays )

MORNING: 9:00 AM - 11:30 AM

AFTERNOON: 1:30 PM - 4:00 PM

Access and join the Front Desk Q&A Zoom session by completing the check in below:
Join URL - https://saweb.uclanet.ucla.edu/SAWeb/SAIT/Lobby/Student/Welcome.aspx?appId=31B9D0

DISCLAIMER : Group zoom sessions are for informational purposes only and do not constitute legal advice. If you have specific visa or status inquiries, please schedule an appointment with a counselor. For legal advice, contact an immigration attorney.

Schedule an Appointment

To schedule an appointment, email: oissassi@saonet.ucla.edu with the following:

  • First and last name
  • Bruin UID (if applicable)
  • Reason for appointment
  • Weekday availability between 10am-12pm and 2pm-4pm Pacific Time

Note: Please make sure to include “Appointment Request” in the subject line. Scheduling and confirmation of remote appointments is subject to intake review. Same-day appointments cannot be accommodated.

Office Location

106 Bradley International Hall
417 Charles E. Young Drive West
Los Angeles, CA 90095

Tel : +1-310-825-1681 Fax : +1-310-206-1612

Note: Due to the California Stay at Home Order effective March 20th, 2020, Dashew Center is has transitioned to remote work and there will not be someone to answer this phone line. However, if this is an emergency matter, please leave a brief message including name and Bruin ID number and we will get to your voicemail as soon as possible.

Contact Dashew Center

General Inquiries
oissassi@saonet.ucla.edu

F-1 Visa
Current F-1 Students
dcissf1unit@saonet.ucla.edu

Newly Admitted F-1 Students
uclai20@saonet.ucla.edu

F-1 Students on OPT
opt@saonet.ucla.edu

Exchange Visitor (J-1) Visa
dcissj1unit@saonet.ucla.edu

Programming
intlprograms@saonet.ucla.edu

Research & Special Projects
dciss.projects@saonet.ucla.edu

Employment Based (Does not include F-1 CPT and OPT advising or other F-1 services)

Sylvia Ottemoeller
Immigration Counselor
sottemoe@saonet.ucla.edu

Niño Abueg
Employment-Based Visa Advisor
nabueg@saonet.ucla.edu