International Student & Scholar Services is eager to welcome you to the Columbia community, where you will study, play, and live. We are here to welcome you, support you, help you navigate the resources available to you at Columbia, and assist with immigration questions.

Our normal business hours are 8:30 a.m. through 4:30 p.m., Monday through Friday (with a lunch break between 12:30 - 1:30 pm). In person consultations are welcomed during walk-in hours. However, if you need more than 15 minutes of consultation, please schedule an appointment with your advisor below.

Walk-In Hours

Monday (1:30 - 4:30pm): Matt Rich - CH 107

Tuesday (1:30 - 4:30pm): Lucy Baum - CH201

Wednesday (1:30 - 4:30pm): Matt Rich - CH 107

Thursday (8:30 - 12:30 pm): Khalfani Lawson - BLC 105

Friday (8:30 - 12:30 pm): Khalfani Lawson - BLC 105

 
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Mr. khalfani lawson

ASSISTANT DIRECTOR OF COMMUNITY LIFE |
INTERNATIONAL STUDENT ADVISOR

Khalfani is the international advisor for all F-1 students who entered prior to Summer 2019.

 
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Rev. Matt Rich

Assistant Director of Enrollment Operations & Communications | international student advisor

Matt is the international advisor for all F-1 students who began their studies at Columbia in the Summer/Fall 2019.

 
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Ms. Lucy Baum

Program Coordinator for Contextual Education & International Partnerships

Lucy is the program coordinator and contact for all J-1 students and scholars on campus.