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UCLA Dashew Center for International Students & Scholars

In-Person Lobby Hours for General Inquiries

MONDAY - FRIDAY (Except University Holidays)

9:00 AM - 12:00 PM and 1:00 PM – 4:00 PM (Pacific Time)

The Dashew Center office will be closed on March 31, 2023 for Cesar Chaves Holiday (University Annual Calendar). Please plan accordingly.

Note: Lobby Hours are for general informational purposes only and do not constitute legal advice. If you have specific visa or status inquiries, please schedule an appointment with an international F-1 or J-1 counselor.

Drop-In Virtual Assistance and Q&A

MONDAY - FRIDAY (Except University Holidays)

9:00 AM - 12:00 PM and 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM (Pacific Time)

To join drop-in Zoom session, check in:

DISCLAIMER : Group zoom sessions are also for informational and instructional purposes only and do not constitute legal advice.

Schedule an Appointment with an F-1/J-1 Counselor

To schedule an appointment, check in below:

  • All appointments are being held virtually (via Microsoft Teams) and in Pacific Time (US & Canada)
  • Do NOT schedule more than one appointment at a time. Any additional appointments will be cancelled.
  • The Dashew Center does not overlook scholars at the UCLA School of Medicine.
  • Need assistance? Email us at and include Bruin UID (if applicable).

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CPT and OPT Virtual Informational Sessions

Do you want to know more about off-campus employment authorization?

Join us by using the links below to participate in the virtual informational sessions hosted by the Dashew Center staff for UCLA F-1 degree-seeking students ONLY.

Dates (2023): January 11, January 25, February 8, February 22, March 8, March 22.

Time: 10 - 11am (Pacific Time)

Dates (2023): January 18, February 1, February 15, March 1, March 15, March 29.

Time: 2 - 3pm (Pacific Time)

Office Location

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

Tel : +1-310-825-1681 (voicemail only)
Fax : +1-310-206-1612

Contact Dashew Center by Email:


Current (F-1 Visa Students)

Newly Admitted (F-1 Visa Students)

F-1 Students on OPT

Employment Based Unit (Does not include F-1/ J-1 services):

Sylvia Ottemoeller
Assistant Director, Employment Based Visa Services

Niño Abueg
Employment Based Visa Advisor

Exchange Visitor Unit (J-1 Visa Students & Scholars)

General Inquiries