International Student Advisors

International Student Compliance Services is open for business operations Monday to Friday, 8am – 1pm and 2pm to 5pm, excluding observed holidays. Our team is available via Virtual Office Hours on Zoom, email, appointments, and phone. A student’s F-1 advisor is based on the first letter of the student’s surname. We encourage students to attend their specific F-1 advisor’s Virtual Office Hours or send an email to their advisor. During Virtual Office Hours, if it is determined the student needs an appointment, the advisor will assist in scheduling an appointment.

For questions related to COVID-19, please refer to the following resources first.

TEMPORARY Registration Accommodations due to COVID-19

Virtual office hours for F-1 students

Virtual Office Hours provide students with an opportunity to meet with an International Student Advisor and ask general questions related to F-1 processes such as CPT, OPT, STEM OPT, program extensions, changes of degree level, reduced course loads, SEVIS transfers, etc.

An appointment is not required to attend Virtual Office Hours. The student should click on their specific F-1 advisor’s Virtual Office Hours link to determine when their F-1 advisor is available. Please also pay attention to any announcements provided in the advisor’s schedule in case the advisor’s schedule is modified.

During the times available, F-1 students may click the link and will arrive in the Zoom waiting room. Depending on how many people join and the nature of their questions, there may be some waiting time. Students are asked to be patient as they wait their turn in the Zoom waiting room.

 F-1 International Student Advisors   

Gardenia BazánGardenia Bazán
F-1 International Student Advisor (DSO): Surnames A-C
(352) 273-1696

Virtual Office Hours


Ethel PorrasEthel Porras
Assistant Director, F-1 International Student Advisor (DSO): Surnames D-J
(352) 273-1509

Virtual Office Hours


Steve GhulamaniSteve Ghulamani
F-1 International Student Advisor (DSO): Surnames K-L
(352) 273-1532

Virtual Office Hours


Candice DeBose-TysonCandice DeBose-Tyson
F-1 International Student Advisor (DSO): Surnames M-Q
(352) 273-1503

Virtual Office Hours


Yu "Yagi" AoyagiYu "Yagi" Aoyagi
F-1 International Student Advisor (DSO): Surnames R-T
(352) 273-1649

Virtual Office Hours


Kristin FischerKristin LaBean
F-1 International Student Advisor (DSO): Surnames U-Z
(352) 273-1524

Virtual Office Hours


General Advising

Contact your F-1 Advisor for specific questions during their Virtual Office Hours. If you are not able to attend your F-1 Advisor’s Virtual Office Hours, general advising is available. Click the link below for the general advising Virtual Office Hours schedule.

Martina AngrandMartine J. Angrand
Director, F-1 International Student Compliance Services (PDSO)
(352) 273-1502

Virtual Office Hours