Academic Catalog 2022-2023

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 more than a third of our Pratt student body. In addition to providing advising and services to international students and alumni 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.


Kristin Oberheide

Associate Director
Saundra Hampton

Associate Director
Mia Schleifer

Associate Director
Allison Nichols

Assistant Director
Elizabeth Mallard

Zoila Dennigan

Tel: 718.636.3674