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About the International Programs Office

The mission of the International Programs Office at Idaho State University is to provide the best service and support possible for our international visitors (whose population includes degree-seeking students, visiting and exchange students, and others). We seek to enhance our foreign visitors’ stay in the USA, and particularly at ISU, by providing quality academic and regulatory advising. We also seek to promote the functionality of U.S students in a global society.

We believe that international students at ISU serve as a vital “bridge” in cross-cultural understanding. Our goal is to promote positive international educational exchange through all of our programs and interactions. The multifunctional role of the IPO includes serving as the primary liaison for governmental (federal, state, and local) agencies and university departments, which interface with international students.

Our Purpose:

  • To provide international students with advice and documentation necessary to maintain their legal status in the U.S.;
  • To represent the university to the U.S. Department of Homeland Security, the U.S. Department of State, and other governmental agencies dealing with international students;
  • To guide international students in their adaptation to the American education system;
  • To maintain university compliance regarding regulations concerning international students.

Hours & Location

The International Programs Office is located on the 4th floor of the Museum Building in room 426.  To schedule an appointment with an advisor, click the YouCanBookMe link for the advisor you wish to meet with below:


Advisor Advising Type Phone Links
Academic Advisor (vacant) For help with course registration or other academic advising, please contact your major advisor or the Academic Advising Center 208-282-3277 Click for Advisors
Khalil Azizi

Immigration advising for current international students, faculty & scholars 

208-282-2963 Click to Schedule 
Michelle Farrer Study Abroad Advising 208-282-5460 michellefarrer@isu.edu 
Shawn Bascom Associate Director of Admissions and International Services 208-282-5304 Click to Schedule


Regular Office Hours

Fall and Spring (August - May)

Monday through Friday
8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.


Monday through Friday
7:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.

The office is closed on university holidays.

To schedule an appointment, click the YouCanBookMe link for the advisor you wish to meet with above, or call us at (208) 282-4320.

For after-hours emergencies, please contact ISU Public Safety at 208-282-2515 or dial 911.

Mailing Address

International Programs Office
Idaho State University
921 S. 8th Ave., Stop 8038
Pocatello, Idaho 83209-8038

Physical Address

International Programs Office
Idaho State University
Museum Building, 4th Floor, Room 426
Pocatello, Idaho 83209


Click on the map to the right for an interactive map and enter "Museum" in the search bar. The map will display where our building is located, and the closest available parking lot. Parking in the metered spaces of the General Area 1 lot between Humbolt St and Dillon St will be the closest to our office. We are located on the fourth floor of the Museum Building.

You may also download a printable campus map.