Learn More About Studying in the U.S.

If you’re an international student who’s interested in pursuing your education in the Pacific Northwest, contact our international student advisors at iso@cityu.edu. We’ll answer questions, assist with the application process, and once you’re on campus, help with your studies.

Kyle Brown

International Student Recruitment and Outreach Coordinator

Kyle Brown is responsible for coordinating recruitment and outreach efforts to international students within the U.S. and all over the world. Kyle regularly travels overseas to attend outreach fairs, meet students, and help them understand the best way to attend school in the U.S. When not traveling, Kyle enjoys food and cooking, spending time outdoors, and learning new languages.

David Carter

International Student Advisor

As an associate advisor, David Carter assists with applications, retention activities, and general administrative support. He also provides first-level support to international students regarding program offerings, enrollments, and transfers. David has studied, traveled, and worked in China, and he is happy to share his experience with others. In his spare time, David enjoys running, hiking, and being with friends and family.

Bailey Craft

Associate Director of Recruitment, International Student Office

Bailey Craft manages CityU’s recruitment and marketing efforts to international students worldwide. Bailey frequently travels overseas to meet students, attend outreach fairs, and provide support services to recruitment agents. Outside of work, Bailey enjoys trying new restaurants, watching soccer, baking, and reading.

Kristin Fricke

Associate Advisor

In her role as an associate advisor, Kristin Fricke provides general information about the programs and possibilities available through CityU and helps to maintain office processes. She enjoys helping students along their academic journey and having the chance to interact with people from all over the world. In her spare time, Kristin enjoys traveling, writing stories, and spending time with friends and family.

Sima Janka

International Student Advisor

Sima Janka provides academic and immigration advising to new students, current students, and agents. Sima believes that helping students achieve their academic goals is rewarding and valuable. As international students face unique challenges, Sima is passionate about helping them transition to life as a student in a new country. She always welcomes students and assists them from the time they consider studying at CityU, during their study, and graduation. Sima’s favorite part of her job is learning about different cultures and helping students achieve their educational goals. In her spare time, Sima enjoys reading, gardening, and traveling.

Sophie Liu

International Student Advisor

As an international student advisor, Yang (Sophie) Liu’s main responsibilities are counseling students on academic, immigration, and cultural issues and assisting in conducting international student orientations and workshops. Having been an international student, Sophie is excited to share her experience with current and prospective students and help them with the transition to a new student life in the U.S. In her spare time, she likes Zumba, yoga, hiking, and traveling.

Sabine Saway

Director, International Student Office

Sabine Saway serves as the director of the International Student Office and has helped international students at CityU since 1998. She is responsible for the operations of the department, outreach activities, and advising students on academic and immigration issues. Originally from Austria, Sabine enjoys learning about different cultures, reading, gardening, hiking, and skiing.

Kimberly Valenti

International Student Coordinator/Advisor

As an international student coordinator/advisor, Kimberly Valenti advises students on immigration issues and works with the short-term mobility and international student mentor programs. She is happy to help international students as they pursue their education abroad, as she studied and worked abroad in Italy and spent years traveling throughout Europe. Kimberly loves learning about different languages and cultures, and in her free time, enjoys the outdoors, traveling to new places, and trying different types of international cuisine.


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