ALERT: We have modified our office operations to follow Health Guidelines.

In accordance with public health guidelines, the International Student Center staff will be working remotely until further notice. We will still be conducting regular virtual office hours, including answering emails at, responding to LIVE chats from our website, and scheduled appointments via Zoom video. 

Please see our office hours and Immigration Advisor contact information below. 


We want to make sure that you, our international community, is aware of the response to COVID-19.  If you are feeling sick, please remember that you should stay home to avoid spreading any virus and you should wash your hands often - not just use hand sanitizer.

If you have further questions regarding your immigration status during COVID-19, please contact your advisor listed below. 

Seattle U ID Number Ends In:

Primary Immigration Advisor


0, 1, 2, and 3

Sabeen Chaudhry

4, 5, and 6

Lauren Albano

7, 8, and 9

Marie Johnston

J Visa, Law, Doctoral

Dale Watanabe 

We also encourage you to read updates from the Student Health Center.

Your Home Away From Home

Seattle University’s International Student Center (ISC) is the home away from home for our diverse international campus population. Our center is the main resource for creating a bridge between U.S. and international students. For our faculty and staff, we offer tools for supporting our international students’ academic, social, cultural, emotional and spiritual pathways. Celebrating our international student population provides vital perspectives that broaden the entire university’s cultural and global awareness as we all seek to promote equity and social justice within and between nations.

On this page, you will find information about the services our office provides to support international students. We offer resources for a variety of immigration-related issues to ensure our students remain in compliance with federal policy and law within the United States Customs and Immigration Services.

Please contact our staff with any questions you may have. We’re here for you.

Familiar Faces for Your Support

Working Toward Your Future in Community

Throughout the year, ISC hosts a large number of events, ranging from 5 to 400 participants. All our events provide leadership and community opportunities for both international and domestic students to gain experience in event planning, facilitation, marketing, cooking and more.

If you are an international student seeking employment at the university, you can work on campus for a maximum of 20 hours per week.

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See what our international students have to say about SU

Dale Watanabe
Dale Watanabe

“When you’re here, you are like family and we want you, our international community, to feel that the ISC is your home away from home”

Sabeen Chaudhry
Sabeen Chaudhry

“ISC plays a pivotal role in creating a sense of community for students from different countries, helping them achieve better understanding of different cultures and backgrounds.”

Lauren Albano
Lauren Albano

“Being part of the ISC family provides so much joy, laughter, and learning. We love getting to know our students and helping to provide a welcoming community through our events.”

Marie Johnston
Marie Johnston

“The ISC is the place for you to find community, understanding, and advocacy for your unique and valuable global experience. Here we go beyond just your I-20s and visas and appreciate you holistically.”

Demographics of International Students at Seattle U

937 Int'l Students from 74 countries

Over 10% of Seattle U's students are international students

Top 10

China, Vietnam, Indonesia, India, Taiwan, South Korea, Japan, Hong Kong, Saudi Arabia, Canada


The majority of Seattle U's international students are undergraduates

Top 5
Majors for Int'l Students

Finance, Management, Accounting, Business Analytics, and Computer Science


64% of int'l students study in Albers School of Business and Economics. 16% in the College of Arts and Sciences and another 16% in the College of Science and Engineering.

Named in Top 10 Universities in the Western United States
Top-Ranked Private University in the Northwestern Region of the United States

—The Wall Street Journal, Higher Education College 2018 Rankings