On behalf of the Office of International Student and Scholar Services (ISSS), it is a pleasure to welcome you to Florida Atlantic University (FAU). We host approximately 900 international students, scholars and their families representing 140 countries. Our goal is to ensure that you have a positive and productive experience while at FAU, and that – along with reaching your academic objectives – you enjoy our rich and diverse university community and campus life. We are here to assist you with a wide range of important and practical information and to help make your transition into our university community as smooth as possible. The ISSS Office is located on the Boca Raton Campus. We hold office hours on the Davie and Jupiter Campus, and additional staff members can also advise on general international student matters.

Our goal is to ensure that you have a positive and productive experience while at FAU, and that – along with reaching your academic objectives – you enjoy our rich and diverse university community and campus life. We are here to assist you with a wide range of important and practical information and to help make your transition into our university community as smooth as possible.

Our goal is to ensure that you have a positive and productive experience while at FAU, and that – along with reaching your academic objectives – you enjoy our rich and diverse university community and campus life. We are here to assist you with a wide range of important and practical information and to help make your transition into our university community as smooth as possible.


ISSS Organizational Chart


Mihaela N. Metianu, Ed.D.

Director
International Student and Scholar Services
Boca Raton Campus
561-297-3048
mmetianu@fau.edu

Mihaela has worked in the field of international education since 1996, with a focus on issues and regulations affecting international students and scholars. In addition to providing overall leadership for the ISSS Office, she is the primary liaison to FAU departments and outside agencies on matters related to international students and scholars. She also manages the J Exchange Visitor Program and advises international students on more complex immigration issues. Mihaela is originally from Romania.


Edyta Mika-Klimczak

Edyta Mika-Klimczak

Associate Director
International Student and Scholar Services
Boca Raton Campus
561-297-0834
eklimcza@fau.edu

Edyta came to FL as an International student from Poland. After graduating from FAU, she has been helping students and employees from overseas in a number of capacities: first at Siemens in US as a Human Resources Specialist, then as one of the trainers and leaders for the Multicultural Educational Program with the Higher Education Institute in Poland; and finally, since 2005 as a part of FAU Admissions team helping International students with a range of International issues including all aspects of admissions and the I-20/F visa procedures. Now, as a member of the ISSS team, you can count on her help with any issue regarding International Student and Scholar life, especially if you are just starting your educational endeavor at FAU. Edyta loves traveling, reading and hiking in the Polish mountains.


Marjorie Strachan, M.S.

Advisor / Designated School Official
International Student and Scholar Services
Boca Raton Campus
561-297-2957
strachan@fau.edu

Marjorie has a Master of Science degree in HR Management and a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration. As an international student advisor, she advises on immigration issues and acts as a liaison between outside agencies, students, scholars, staff and faculty on compliance of Federal rules and regulations. She also coordinates and presents workshops for international students. Marjorie has had several years’ experience in human resources management, general office administration, and test administration. She is originally from Jamaica.


Myrtha Senat

Program Assistant
International Student and Scholar Services
Boca Raton Campus
561-297-2559
msenat@fau.edu

Myrtha has been employed with FAU since 2001. In addition to her regular assignments, she is the Alternate Responsible Officer for the J-1 program and the Designated School Officer for the F1s. Prior to coming to FAU, she worked in various fields including the health care industry.


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Graduate Assistant

Cher Kong is an international student from China and has been working within the ISSS office as a Graduate Student the Fall 2012 semester. Although her major is Computer and Information Sciences, Cher enjoys a wide array of activities, including camping, hiking, and traveling. Being an international student herself, Cher has a great understanding of the challenges students face when studying abroad for the first time. 

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Graduate Assistant

Ella is a Master's student in the Higher Education Leadership program and has worked and volunteered within the ISSS office for two years. Ella is in charge of organizing and creating events for the International Friend's Program as well as various office responsibilities. When not studying or working Ella enjoys drinking large amounts of coffee. 


 

Amy Schwartz-Parker

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Amy Schwartz Parker has been working at FAU for 14 years. She is a graduate of Northeastern University with a Master’s Degree in Counselor Education as well as a Master’s Degree in Criminal Justice Administration. She has a Bachelor’s Degree in Special Education from the University of Massachusetts at Amherst. She currently serves on the Broward County Advisory Board for Individuals with Disabilities as well as the Broward County Paratransit Appeals Board. 

Office of Students with Disabilities (OSD) and International Students Services (ISS)
Associate Director
Davie Campus 
Tel: 954-236-1281
Fax: (954) 236-1123


Sabrina Spanier

 Sabrina

After graduating from FAU with her Bachelors in Arts and Humanities, Sabrina obtained her Certificate in Teaching English as a Foreign Language. Her passion for travel led her to pursue different study abroad opportunities which sparked her interest in pursuing a career in a higher education setting. She began employment at FAU in 2011 as the Graduate Assistant in Student Involvement and Leadership and graduated with her Masters in Higher Education Leadership in 2013. She is looking forward to working with international students on the Jupiter Campus.

Office of Students with Disabilities (OSD) and International Students Services (ISS)
Coordinator
Jupiter  Campus
Tel. (561)799-8585
Fax: (561) 799-8721

Julie Kincaid

Julie Kinkaid

Julie is the Assistant Director, Diversity Services for the Jupiter campus.  She comes to us after serving within the College of Pharmacy at Nova Southeastern University where she counseled and facilitated students on various graduate school student service areas such as activities, leadership, international, and disability services.  In addition, her experience included coordinating programs such as orientation, international leadership advisement, peer mentorship, tutoring, study skills and stress management.  She also traveled extensively to recruit candidates for the Doctorate of Pharmacy program. 

Julie is a graduate of Nova Southeastern University’s Fischler School of Education with an M.S. in Instructional Technology and Distance Education.  She also obtained a Bachelor of Science degree in Psychology. 

Julie has a holistic perspective on education and has a passion for the engagement of the student within all classroom settings.  Her goal with her interaction with students is to empower them to succeed in their educational pursuits so that they can reach professional goals in the future.

Office of Students with Disabilities (OSD) and International Students Services (ISS)
Assistant Director
Jupiter  Campus
Tel. (561)799-8585 
Fax: (561) 799-8721

FAU Campuses: Boca Raton/Davie/Dania Beach/Fort Lauderdale/Jupiter/Treasure Coast Boca Raton Campus Danie Beach Campus Davie Campus Fort Lauderdale Campus Harbor Branch Campus Jupiter Campus Treasure Campus
 Last Modified 4/23/14