The International Student Adviser offers support in the following areas:

  • Visa Application and immigration matters
  • Orientation to the U.S. culture and academic environment
  • Assistance with adjustment and cross-cultural communication
  • Understanding of college rules and policies
  • Utilizing college resources
  • Financial concerns
  • Emergency situations regarding international students
  • Obtaining Maryland identification and federal Social Security Number, when applicable

For infomation on various immigration topics, please see the links below:


Contact us:

Karen Sykes
International Student Adviser
karen.sykes@goucher.edu, 410-337-6270