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The International Center

The International Center located in Kolligian Library Room 101 (KL 101) provides a variety of services to assist international students, scholars, faculty and staff at UC Merced, as well as American students seeking opportunities to study abroad. For information about a specific International Center service area, please contact us at 209-228-4722 or

The service areas below are managed through the International Center.

Hours of Operation

The center is open during the following hours with extended hours during Study Abroad application deadline dates.
Monday - Thursday: 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Friday: 9 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Our Staff

Rebecca Sweeley - OIA DirectorRebecca Sweeley
International Affairs


Craig Harmelin Assistant Director, Study AbroadCraig Harmelin
Assistant Director, Study Abroad


Assistant Director, International Student and Scholar Services, Suki NawazSuki Nawaz
Assistant Director, ISS
Employment-Based Visa Advisor

International Student Advisor, International Student and Scholar Services, Becky MirzaBecky Mirza
F-1 Student  Advisor


International Scholar Advisor, International Student and Scholar Services, Rico JohnsonRico Johnson
International Scholar Specialist


Study Abroad Advisor, Jennifer HeinrichJennifer Heinrich
Study Abroad Advisor


International Center Manager, Cecilia Vazquez
Cecilia Vazquez
International Center Manager