International Student Services
The friendly staff in the International Student Services office will prepare your I-20, help with immigration questions, help you find housing and get insurance.
Christine Pircher Barnes
Christine Pircher Barnes has been the Director of International Student Services since 2008. Previously, she was with ALP for 10 years. As Director of ISS, she advises international students on visas and other immigration matters, as well as health insurance, conditional admission and housing needs.
Christine—who speaks Italian, German, French and Spanish—studied and worked in Italy for many years. She also worked and studied in London. She holds an MA in English Literature from Cal State Fullerton and a BA in Art and English Literature from the University of Verona in Italy.
Jessica Hammond has been the ISS Housing and Health Insurance Coordinator since 2008. Previously, she worked in ALP for nine years. She has a BA in Linguistics from Cal State Fullerton and speaks German, French and Polish.
"I really enjoy the opportunity to learn about different cultures, foods and traditions as I work with international students," says Jessica, who lived in Europe for many years.
Lincoln McElwee is the International Student Services Coordinator. He advises students regarding immigration issues as well as conditional admission. He has been working for ALP and International Student Services since 2004. Lincoln speaks Italian and holds a BA in English Literature and a BA in Political Science.
"What I enjoy most about my work," says Lincoln, "is that I am contributing to the enhancement of international education. Also, I thoroughly enjoy learning about the cuisine, music, art and other cultural aspects of our international students."
Natalie Mir joined International Student Services in 2008. As the SEVIS assistant, she is responsible for processing immigration forms for students and monitoring their Student and Exchange Visitor Information System (SEVIS) status. She has a BS in Child and Adolescent studies from Cal State Fullerton.
International Student Services Office, CP-207
California State University, Fullerton
2600 E. Nutwood Ave.
Fullerton, CA 92831, U.S.A
Tel: (657) 278-2909
Fax: (657) 278-7114