About us

The International Student Advising and Programs team provides a range of programs, events, advising services and up-to-date information that supports all international students during their stay at SFU.

Click on each team member's bio to learn more and please stop by our office - we look forward to working with you throughout your degree at SFU.

Karin Kosarzova

Manager, RCIC

  • Oversees the International Student Advising and Programs team
  • Immigration and non-immigration advising and workshop facilitation for international students
  • Coordinates intercultural programming for international students

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Karen Lockyer

International Student Advisor, RCIC

  • Immigration and non-immigration advising and workshop facilitation for international students
  • Oversees the SOS Program
  • Coordinates the Permanent Residency Workshop
  • Oversees the online resources

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Minako Kikuchi

International Student Advisor, RISIA

  • Non-immigration advising and workshop facilitation for international students
  • Coordinates International Undergraduate Student Orientation
  • Coordinates FIC Transition to SFU Workshop
  • Develops social media strategies

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Misa Kawamo

Program Assistant, RCIC

  • Provides administrative support to the ISAP team 
  • Assists with International Student Orientation
  • Coordinates workshops and events for students
  • Creates and sends Weekly Newsletter for international students

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Abdallah Khalifa

International Student Advisor, RCIC

  • Immigration and non-immigration advising and workshop facilitation for international students' work eligibility. 
  • Oversees the ISAP website projects 
  • Enrollment requirements for International stduents 
  • Oversees immigration updates for the ISAP website

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Jean Lomas

International Student Advisor, RCIC

(On maternity leave)

  • Immigration and non-immigration advising and workshop facilitation for international students
  • Coordinates immigration updates for the ISAP website
  • Supports the WUSC Student Refugee Program
  • Coordinates the ISS Holiday Dinner

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MaiLing Gao

International Student Advisor, RCIC

(On maternity leave)

  • Non-immigration advising and workshop facilitation for international students
  • Coordinates International Undergraduate Student Orientation
  • Coordinates FIC Transition to SFU Workshop
  • Develops social media strategies

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