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International Student Center Staff and Faculty

Our International Student Center Staff and Faculty are excited about answering any questions you may have. We look forward to hearing from you!


Hours and Contact Info

Due to Shelter-in-place, our office is closed; however, we are still here to help you with questions. We are available to assist you by email, phone, and online meeting, Monday through Friday, 9 a.m. - 4 p.m.

Campus Location: Student Engagement Center SEC-111 (Currently closed)

Email us at

Academic Counseling: Schedule Online 

F-1 Advising Appointments: Schedule Online

Languages Spoken by Staff and Faculty: Cantonese, Chinese, French, Hindi, Italian, Korean, Japanese, Polish, Portuguese, Russian, Spanish, Tamil, and Vietnamese.

International Student Center Staff


Chigusa Katoku

Ms. Chigusa Katoku, MA

Director of International Programs
Office Location: SEC-111D

  • Questions about IIS Intensive English Program
  • General questions about International Student Programs and Services Department at Mission College
  • Payment issues for F-1 students
  • New F-1 international student inquires
  • International Partnerships
  • Educational Agency Partnerships

Ms. Jouney Chong

Ms. Jouney Chong, MS

International Student Adviser

Areas of Service
  • F-1 immigration advising/information (F-1 status, I-20 extension, OPT/CPT, employment, etc.)
  • USCIS paperwork related to OPT, reinstatement, economic hardship, etc. (along with general questions about these.)
  • General/basic tax questions as it relates to F-1 students.
  • Requests (student verification/family invitation/tuition letters, transfer out of SEVIS record, etc.)
  • Health insurance information/assistance with cards.
  • Application questions (IIS-to-MC, re-applying, new apps.)

Ms. Gaozong Park, MA

Ms. Gaozong Park, MA

International Student Counselor

Areas of Service
  • Selecting courses to meet your educational goals.
  • Helping with applications for transfer, graduation, and student petitions.
  • Exploring your major and/or career options.
  • Completing forms for I-20 extensions, change of major, adding major(s), reduced course load, curricular practical training (CPT), optional practical training (OPT.)