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International Student Center Team

Our International Student Center Staff and Faculty are excited about answering any questions you may have.

We look forward to hearing from you!

Get in Touch

Contact Info

Campus Location: Student Engagement Center SEC-111

Email us at

Academic Counseling: Schedule Online 

F-1 Advising Appointments: Schedule Online

Languages Spoken by Staff and Faculty: Cantonese, Chinese, French, Hindi, Italian, Korean, Japanese, Polish, Portuguese, Russian, Spanish, Tamil, and Vietnamese.

International Student Center Staff

Chigusa Katoku

Ms. Chigusa Katoku, MA

Director of International Programs
(408) 855-5025
Office Location: SEC-111D

  • Questions about IIS Intensive English Program.
  • General questions about International Student Programs and Services Department at Mission College.
  • Payment issues for F-1 students.
  • New F-1 international student inquires.
  • International Partnerships.
  • Educational Agency Partnerships.

Jouney Chong

Ms. Jouney Chong, MS

International Student Adviser (408) Office Location: SEC-111A
Areas of Service
  • F-1 immigration advising/information (F-1 status, I-20 extension, OPT/CPT, employment, etc.)
  • USCIS paperwork related to OPT, reinstatement, economic hardship, etc. (along with general questions about these.)
  • General/basic tax questions as it relates to F-1 students.
  • Requests (student verification/family invitation/tuition letters, transfer out of SEVIS record, etc.)
  • Health insurance information/assistance with cards.
  • Application questions (IIS-to-MC, re-applying, new apps.)

Ms. Gaozong Park, MA

Ms. Gaozong Park, MA

International Student Counselor
(408) 855-5501

Office Location: SEC-111C

Areas of Service
  • Selecting courses to meet your educational goals.
  • Helping with applications for transfer, graduation, and student petitions.
  • Exploring your major and/or career options.
  • Completing forms for I-20 extensions, change of major, adding major(s), reduced course load, curricular practical training (CPT), optional practical training (OPT).

Ms. Fen Li IIS

Ms. Li-Fen Lin, PhD

IIS Instructor and Academic Coordinator
(408) 855-5574

Areas of Service

  • Questions about IIS Intensive English Program.
    • How to Use Canvas in the IIS Program.
    • Academic questions in the IIS program.
    • IIS classes.
    • IIS curriculum.