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Meet Our Staff & Contact Information

The International Student & Scholar Services office is located in Oyaté Commons – Christensen Center Suite 2. You can contact us by email at isss@augsburg.edu or 612-330-1659 and someone from our staff will get back to you.

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Angela BonfiglioAngela Bonfiglio, International Student Advisor in the International Student and Scholar Services

Program Director/PDSO/RO, 2013
Email: bonfigli@augsburg.edu
Phone: 612-330-1659

Angela Bonfiglio is the Program Director in the International Student & Scholar Services (ISSS) office.  Angela provides support to students by providing advising on immigration regulations as well as academic, personal and emotional support for international students as they are studying at Augsburg. In her current role, Angela is responsible for the leadership and coordination of advising services for international students and scholars and the admissions for exchange students. She is also the primary liaison with the U.S. Department of State and Department of Homeland Security in representing the university in matters pertaining to F-1 international students and J-1 exchange students and scholars. Angela’s passion is collaborating with the ISSS team and stakeholders across campus to support international students in achieving their academic goals, navigating college and developing intercultural leadership skills. Angela advises, manages and supports the International Student Organization (ISO) and International Mentor Program through leadership development and support for student programming and events.  Angela organizes and implements the International Student Orientation in order to prepare students for their Augsburg courses and community life as well as assisting with student’s cultural transition.

Angela holds a B.A. in Sociology and a minor in Youth & Family Ministry from Augsburg University, and is a proud alumni and staff member.  She is also an alumni of the CGEE Namibia program.

Soyome MoyaSoyome Moya

Program Assistant
Biology, 2020
Email: isss@augsburg.edu

Soyome Moya is the Student Program Assistant in the International Student & Scholar Services (ISSS) office. She will be working with Angela, the ISSS Program Director, to support international degree seeking and exchange students at Augsburg. She is currently a senior majoring in Biology. She has been a mentor in the International Mentor Program for 2 years and was one of the Fall 2019 International Student Orientation Leaders. Soyome looks forward to getting to know more international students and to help support the program and international students at Augsburg. Her office hours Spring 2020 will be Mondays & Tuesdays 9:30am – 2:30pm and occasional Fridays. You can reach her at the isss@augsburg.edu.

Amanda William
Amanda William

International Student Orientation Leader
Clinical Psychology, 2020
Email: isss@augsburg.edu

Amanda William an International Student Orientation Leader for Spring 2020 orientation. She will be working with Angela, the ISSS Program Director & Scholar Services along with Soyome and Mai Chia to support international students in their transition to Augsburg. Amanda is an international student herself, she is from Malaysia, majoring in Clinical Psychology and a minor in Gender, Sexuality and Women’s Studies. She will be graduating this spring and she is passionate in working with the International Student Organization and holding the position as the communication officer.


mai chia thaoMai Chia Thao

International Student Orientation Leader
Exercise Science, 2021
Email: isss@augsburg.edu

Mai Chia Thao an International Student Orientation Leader for 2019-2020 school year. She will be working with Angela, the ISSS Program Director & Scholar Services along with Soyome and Amanda to support international students in their transition to Augsburg. She is currently a junior majoring in Exercise Science. While being a scholar in the Scholastic Connection and ASIA scholarships, she continues her leadership through the Pan Asian Student Services (PASS) as a mentor for the incoming first years. Mai Chia hopes to continue her leadership and engagement with the international students and making sure they are adapting well to the communities at Augsburg.