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 about 100 countries. Our goal is to ensure that you have a positive and productive experience while at FAU, and – along with reaching your academic objectives – that you enjoy our 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, as well as we have representation on Davie and Jupiter Campuses.


International Student and Scholar Services
777 Glades Road, SU-80 Room 214
Boca Raton, FL 33431
Tel: (561)-297-3049
Fax: (561)-297-2446

ISSS Organizational Chart




Mihaela N. Metianu, Ed.D.

International Student and Scholar Services
Boca Raton Campus

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

Associate Director
International Student and Scholar Services
Boca Raton Campus

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.



Lisa Ward

International Student and Scholar Services 
Boca Raton Campus

Lisa has a Master degree in Higher Education Administration from Lynn University and Bachelor degree in Spanish from Temple University. She has over 14 years experience in international education and enjoys working with international student s. As an international student advisor, she will act as a liaison between the student and government agencies and the FAU community.   She will also be conducting workshops and programs throughout the academic year. Lisa is originally from Philadelphia, Pennsylvania and has lived in São Paulo, Brazil. Lisa loves traveling, hiking, and going to the beach.


Myrtha Senat

Program Assistant
International Student and Scholar Services
Boca Raton Campus

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.


Sabrina Spanier


International Student and Scholar Services
Jupiter and Boca Raton Campuses
Tel. (561)799-8585
Fax: (561) 799-8721

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.



Jennifer Szekeres

Graduate Assistant

International Student and Scholar Services


Qingqing Chui

Graduate Assistant

International Student and Scholar Services


 Last Modified 1/30/15