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International Student Services

The International Student Services Office assists current F-1 international students with maintaining their nonimmigrant student status. The International Student Services Office has three full-time staff members dedicated to serving international students: 

  • Kathy Smid: Manager, International Student Services/PDSO
  • Gabi Carr: International Admissions Representative/DSO
  • Kayla Chepyator: Program Coordinator, Community College Initiative Program

Students who have not yet received an I-20 document for international admission to College of DuPage should contact Gabi Carr, International Admissions Specialist, at (630) 942-2979, or by email at

Services Provided

  • F-1 and M-1 immigration advising
  • USCIS application and notification assistance
  • Requests for official letters
  • Employment assistance
  • Cross-cultural/personal advising 

Please use these often during your stay in the United States. Best wishes for success in your studies and a wonderful experience as an international student at College of DuPage.


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Contact Information

Kathy Smid
Berg Instructional Center (BIC), Room 1A07
(630) 942-3328

Summer Hours
Monday to Thursday: 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Friday through Sunday: Closed
Evening appointments are available upon request.