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UCLA Dashew Center for International Students & Scholars

Dashew Center Lobby Hours for General Inquiries

MONDAY - FRIDAY (Except University Holidays)

9:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Dashew Center Front Desk Virtual Q&A

MONDAY - FRIDAY (Except University Holidays)

1:30 PM - 4:00 PM

To join drop-in session, check in below:
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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

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Do NOT schedule more than one appointment at a time. Any additional appointments will be cancelled. If needed, please wait until after initial appointment to schedule a follow-up.

The Dashew Center does not overlook scholars at the UCLA School of Medicine.Visitors in the School of Medicine and other affiliated hospitals should contact the UCLA School of Medicine Visa and Licensing Office for J-1 visa related matters.

Need assistance? Email us at and include Bruin UID (if applicable).

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

F-1 Visa
Current F-1 Students

Newly Admitted F-1 Students

F-1 Students on OPT

Exchange Visitor (J-1) Visa


Research & Special Projects

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

Sylvia Ottemoeller
Assistant Director, Employment Based Visa Services

Niño Abueg
Employment Based Visa Advisor