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The Office of International Students and Scholars provides immigration advising and support services to help international students enroll and succeed at Lehigh University. We also work closely with international scholars and university departments to facilitate the exchange and employment of international faculty members.

The Office of International Students and Scholars provides immigration advising and support services to help international students enroll and succeed at Lehigh University. We also work closely with international scholars and university departments to facilitate the exchange and employment of international faculty members.

What We Do

  • We advise and provide support to the university's international community of students and scholars
  • We work with relevant government agencies on matters relating to our international community
  • We strive to educate and collaborate with university colleagues
  • We advocate on behalf of our population regarding immigration, cross-cultural, and personal matters
  • We contribute to intercultural awareness via educational, social and cross-cultural programming

By the Numbers

International Students and Scholars

1,100+

international students call Lehigh home.

85

countries are represented.

16%

of the student body is international.

Our Staff

Samba Dieng

Director, Office of International Students and Scholars

phone: (610) 758-6377 sad416@lehigh.edu

Clara Buie

Assistant Director, Programs and Global Union

phone: (610) 758-6412 clb305@lehigh.edu

Jeanne Ma

Associate Director, Office of International Students and Scholars

phone: (610) 758-4873 jet206@lehigh.edu

Olga Scarpero

Assistant Director/Student Advisor

phone: (610) 758-5978 ols315@lehigh.edu