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UC Merced International

Contact & Hours

COVID-19 Service Update 

Our main office (KL-101) is closed for in-person business until further notice. We're available remotely, 8 to 5 M-F, to answer questions and provide other services. We're also available to address any emergencies.
 

International Students & Scholars (ISS) Services:

Study Abroad:
All other concerns should be directed to: Garett Gietzen, Director (ggietzen@ucmerced.edu; 209-285-9780)
 

Mailing Address & General Contact Information

Office of International Affairs
5200 N. Lake Rd., KL-101
Merced, CA 95343

email: international@ucmerced.edu
tele: (+1) 209-228-4722 (NOTE: please contact the relevant person noted above while our physical office is closed due to COVID-19))
fax: (+1) 209-228-4708


Office of International Affairs Services

  • Study Abroad

  • International Students & Scholars

    • Are you a new international student who has questions on how to obtain your UC Merced I-20 or DS-2019? If so, you can email Lacey Long-Vejar. Are you a current student who needs information on CPT,OPT, Academic Training or any other questions regarding your F-1 or J-1 student visa? For all current student matters, you can also email Lacey Long-Vejar. Her direct cell phone number is (209) 259-8913.
    • Are you a J-1 Exchange Visitor teaching or researching at UC Merced? You can email our J Scholar Visa Specialist Rico Johnson. His direct cell phone number is (209) 355-1018.
    • Do you have questions about employment-based visas (H, O, E-3, TN or Permanent Residency)? If so, you can email Becky Mirza. Her direct cell phone is (209) 355-0913.