International Student Services

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Jacksonville University is home to nearly 300 international students representing 59 countries. ISS staff advises international students with F-1 or J-1 visas who are enrolled in undergraduate, graduate, and professional degree programs.

Current and incoming international Phins can connect with the Office of Student Affairs and the Office of International Student Services!

Examples of what we help with:

  • Visa & Immigration-Related Questions
  • Personal Matters
  • Social Security & Work Authorization
  • Travel & Form I-20 Endorsements
  • Communication with home countries
  • Housing Information

The answers to many frequently asked questions can be found in our International Student Introduction and International Student Handbook - all incoming students should get acquainted with both documents!


Connect With Us

+1 (904) 256 - 7067 |

3rd Floor of Davis Student Commons

Meet the Team

Kristie Gover HeadshotDr. Kristie Gover, Ed.D.

Senior Vice President & Dean of Students

Hometown: Glasgow, Kentucky

Alma Maters: University of Louisville, BA in Psychology, MA in Higher Ed. Administration & University of North Florida, EdD in Educational Leadership

Favorite Place on Campus: Swings on the riverfront

Best Local Restaurant: Dockside Seafood Restaurant

Fun Fact: My family has hosted 12 international students from 5 countries.


Rob Berwick HeadshotRob Berwick

Assistant Vice President, Registrar

Hometown: Portland, Maine

Alma Maters: Keuka College, BS & Southern New Hampshire University, MBA

Favorite Place on Campus: River House porch

Best Local Restaurant: Ember & Iron

Fun Fact: I have been to 49 states, 15 countries, and three continents.


Terri Bush HeadshotTerri Bush

Administrative Coordinator of Student Affairs

Hometown: Jacksonville, Florida

Alma Mater: University of North Florida, BA in Psychology & Studio Art

Favorite Place on Campus: Delius House – I would renovate and live in it!  

Best Local Restaurant: North Beach Fish Camp

Fun Fact: I have a small camper and love to camp in state and national parks around the US.


Kim Marsh HeadshotKim Marsh

Coordinator of International Student Services

Hometown: Seattle, Washington

Alma Mater: Western Washington University, BA in French & Canadian-American Studies

Favorite Place on Campus: Kinne Plaza at night

Best Local Restaurants: Aloha Waffle Bar, Tabouleh Café

Fun Fact: I've lived in four states in the past three years.