Academic Catalog 2020-2021

International Affairs

The Office of International Affairs (OIA) welcomes hundreds of international students to Pratt each year from over seventy countries. We are proud that international students represent almost 40% of our Pratt student body. We currently serve about 1,900 registered international students and 800 alumni on post-completion work authorization. In addition to providing advising and services to international students and alums at the Pratt Brooklyn and Manhattan campuses, the OIA works with PrattMWP international students and J-1 exchange visitors, including inbound exchange students, professors, and scholars. The OIA is the office in charge of keeping Pratt in compliance with the Department of Homeland Security and the Department of State.

The well-traveled and experienced OIA staff members are here to help international students make a successful transition to the United States, Pratt community, and to their lives post-graduation. They provide direct support with immigration issues, employment authorization, personal issues, and cross-cultural events, and help address challenges that students might encounter during their academic careers. The OIA advises the Pratt International Student Association (PISA), which is open for all to join.


Director
Kristin Oberheide
koberhei@pratt.edu

Associate Director
Saundra Hampton
shampton@pratt.edu

Associate Director
Mia Schleifer
mschleif@pratt.edu

Assistant Director
Allison Nichols
anicho14@pratt.edu

SEVIS Coordinator
Elizabeth Mallard
emallard@pratt.edu

Receptionist
Zoila Dennigan
zdenniga@pratt.edu

Office
Tel: 718.636.3674
oia@pratt.edu
www.pratt.edu/oia