Welcome to Our New International Student Advisor!


Truman State University would like to welcome Nicole Stelter to the position of International Student Advisor at the Center for International Students.

Nicole began her position at Truman on June 12.  Before working for Truman, Nicole advised and supported U.S. students in Rome, Italy, through an internship with CISabroad. Nicole earned a Bachelor of Arts in Psychology, with a minor in Chemistry, from the University of Illinois at Chicago.  After graduation, Nicole spent two years connecting community members to resources through a local park district and administering crisis management at Linden Oaks Mental Health, in the Naperville, Illinois. Nicole went on to earn a Master of Science degree in Adult & Higher Education, with a Certificate to Teach English as a Second Language, from Northern Illinois University.  As a graduate assistant at Northern Illinois, Nicole served as director of a housing complex for American and international students.

Nicole’s role as Student Advisor will involve supporting international students in a broad array of academic and personal issues, fostering their cultural adjustment and assisting them with their legal status and benefits.  She will oversee teams of students who provide services to international students and the staff of the CIS.   Nicole will be a Designated School Official (DSO) for the University’s F-1 program and an Alternate Responsible Officer (ARO) for the J-1 program and will be the point person for reporting and tracking of F-1 and J-1 students via the federal SEVIS (Student Exchange Visitor) Program.

Nicole is excited to connect international students to a wealth of resources offered at Truman and help them feel comfortable in their new environment.  Her message to international students is to discover all of what Truman, Kirksville, and the country has to offer you by connecting with student organizations, community service, leadership roles, and social media avenues. Please feel free to contact her nstelter@truman.edu.

Welcome to the CIS team, Nicole!

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Elizabeth is the Student Support Intern for the Center for International Students. She is the GTRA of the course Strategies for International Student Success and is pursuing her Master of Arts in Education for Secondary English and English as a Second Langauge!

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