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International Center

The International Center

The International Center located in the Kolligian Library room 101 provides a variety of services to assist international students, scholars, faculty and staff at UC Merced, as well as American students seeking opportunities to study abroad. For information about a specific International Center service area, please contact us at 209-228-4722 or at

The service areas below are managed through the International Center.

Hours of Operation

The International is open during the following hours with extended hours during Study Abroad application deadline dates.
Monday - Thursday: 9 a.m. - 4 p.m.
Friday: 9 a.m. - 2 p.m.

Our Staff

Rebecca Sweeley
Founding Director, Retired
International Affairs


Craig Harmelin
Assistant Director, Study Abroad


Suki Nawaz
Assistant Director, ISS
Employment-Based Visa Advisor

Becky Mirza
Interim Director/International Student Visa Specialist


Rico Johnson
International Scholar Visa Specialist


Jennifer Heinrich
Study Abroad Advisor