International Student Services will be CLOSED on Monday, May 30th to observe the Memorial Day Holiday. We will reopen with regular services hours on Tuesday, May 31st.

Welcome to Loma Linda University. We're excited to assist you in beginning your journey as an international student.

Important Updates

Service During COVID-19

Appointments are required for all in-person visits including student advising. Appointments for advising via Zoom or phone are still available. To schedule any type of appointment, please contact Esther Guerpo at or call 909-558-4955.

Spring Quarter 2022 Update

For the spring quarter of 2022, classes will continue both online and in-person depending on the program and curriculum. For all in-person classes, LLU has put in place specific plans for proper screening, social distancing, cleaning of frequently used spaces and other safety precautions to ensure the safety of our students and faculty.

To maintain your F-1 immigration status and remain in the U.S. for spring quarter, you'll have to register for a full-time course load and at least one of the following:

  • An in-person course
  • A hybrid course that requires a physical presence on-campus or in-person learning

If you have questions, please contact us at 909-558-4955 or

Our Services

Our office is here to assist new and current students who are considered non-U.S. citizens. We provide a variety of services that include but are not limited to:

  • New international student and exchange visiting scholar orientation
  • Student and exchange visiting scholar advocacy
  • Liaise with on-campus and off-campus partners and entities
  • Student and Exchange Visitor Information System (SEVIS), Department of Homeland Security (DHS), and Exchange Visitor Program (EVP) reporting
  • Cultural adjustment
  • Immigration advising for students, scholars, and their dependents
  • General student advising
  • Informational seminars and workshops
  • Hosting and coordinating international student and scholar activities
  • Services for LLU

Our Staff

Esther Guerpo, Director, PDSO, RO
Phone – 909-558-4955
Email –

Martin Aguirre, Administrative Liaison, DSO, ARO
Phone – 909-558-4560
Email –