Advising

We offer in-person and virtual drop-in and scheduled advising meetings.

International Student Advising

Walk-In Advising

For questions that take less than 10 minutes to answer, please join us either in-person at ISAO or at our Virtual Welcome Desk at the following times:

Mondays 3–4 p.m. - via Virtual Welcome Desk

Tuesdays  3–4 p.m. - in person at ISAO

Thursdays 10–11 a.m. - via Virtual Welcome Desk

Fridays 10–11 a.m. - in person at ISAO

Visit the ISAO Virtual Welcome Desk

For Virtual Walk-Ins:
  • Only one person from the waiting room is allowed in the meeting at a time. Please be patient until a member of our Welcome Center lets you into the meeting.
  • You will be asked for a summary of your question. If it will take longer than 10 minutes to answer your question, you’ll be directed to schedule an appointment with an advisor.

 

One-on-One Advising Appointments

Submit your request for a 30-minute appointment with a member of our immigration advising team by visiting our Calendly page.

Request an Advising Appointment

General advising questions

For general advising questions, you may email us.

 

Meet Our Advisors

Alex Spenner

International Advising Coordinator
Email: spenneral@umkc.edu
Specialization: Status maintenance, ISAO Orientation, Ambassador program

Joyce Ward

International Student Advisor
Email: wardjc@umkc.edu
Specialization: Employment (CPT/OPT/other), I-20 extensions

Morgan Ramsey

International Sponsored Student Advisor
Email: ramseyma@umkc.edu
Specialization: Sponsored students, J-1 Exchange Visitors, transfers

Mikhael Willis

International Outreach and Events Advisor
Email: mwillis@umkc.edu
Specialization: Student event programming, ISAO Orientation, Ambassador program