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International Student Services

The International Student Services office assists current F-1 international students with maintaining their non-immigrant student status. The International Student Services office has two full-time staff members dedicated to serving international students: 

  • Kathy Smid, Coordinator, International Student Services/PDSO
  • Gabi Carr, International Admissions Specialist/DSO

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 include the following: 

  • 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
Student Services Center (SSC), Room 2225
(630) 942-3328
Fax: (630) 942-2323

Regular Hours
Mondays to Fridays: 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Saturdays and Sundays: Closed
Evening appointments are available upon request.