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The International Services Office (ISO) provides services to the international students, scholars, employees, and other visitors to the University of Rochester, as well as the departments that host and support them.

ISO is responsible for assisting all University departments and internationals with immigration-related information and services. We are the primary liaison and contact with the:

  • Department of Homeland Security
  • United States Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS)
  • Department of State
  • United States Customs and Border Patrol (CBP)
  • Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE)
  • Department of Labor (pertaining to the Labor Certifications for international employees)

To reduce the University’s and employing departments’ risk, all University departments must work with the ISO when immigration services are required as related to international students, scholars, employees, and other visitors.

The use of outside counsel for University-based immigration matters must be approved beforehand through consultation with the ISO.

Nonimmigrant Classifications Sponsored by the University

The government labels each nonimmigrant classification or status with a letter of the alphabet. Each one is temporary and for specific purpose and length of time.

The most commonly used nonimmigrant classifications at the University of Rochester are:

The University will occasionally use an O-1 classification for individuals with extraordinary ability in the areas of science, art, education, business, or athletes.

Contacts

Kathleen Strout, Associate Director and Senior Immigration Advisor
for J-1, H-1Bs, TNs, O-1s, medical and dental cases, and permanent residence advising
Phone: +1 (585) 275-3314
Fax: +1 (585) 244-4503
Email: kstrout@iso.rochester.edu
Address: 213 Morey Hall, Box 270446, University of Rochester, Rochester, NY 14627

Janet R. Connor, Senior Immigration Advisor
for H-1B and TN programs and Permanent Residency advising
Phone: +1 (585) 273-3180
Fax: +1 (585) 244-4503
Email: jconnor@iso.rochester.edu
Address: 213 Morey Hall, Box 270446, University of Rochester, Rochester, NY 14627

Sumie Jacoby, Senior Immigration Advisor
for J program coordination
Phone: +1 (585) 275-2929
Fax: +1 (585) 244-4503
Email: sumie.jacoby@rochester.edu
Address: 213 Morey Hall, Box 270446, University of Rochester, Rochester, NY 14627

Dawn-Chamane Bush, Scholar Immigration Assistant
for J-1 program and general questions 
Phone: +1 (585) 276-3254
Fax: +1 (585) 244-4503
Email: dawn-chamane.bush@rochester.edu or scholars@iso.rochester.edu
Address: 213 Morey Hall, Box 270446, University of Rochester, Rochester, NY 14627