Service During COVID-19

Due to COVID-19, our office will resume in-person services starting on June 7, 2021 by appointments only. Appointments are required for all in-person visits including student advising. Students are required to wear a mask and follow distance guidelines for health and safety purposes. 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.

Winter Quarter 2022 Update

For the Winter quarter of 2022, Loma Linda University will adapt a hybrid learning format. In this format, classes will be held both online and in-person depending on the program and curriculum. For all in person classes, LLU has put in place specific plans to ensure proper screening, social distancing, cleaning of frequently used spaces and other safety precautions to ensure the safety of our students and faculty. Students that hold the F-1 student visa who register for a full-time course load and are registered for at least one course that is face-to-face, or hybrid that requires a physical presence on-campus or in-person learning during the course, will be able to maintain their F-1 or J-1 immigration status and remain in the U.S. for Winter quarter. Please contact International Student and Scholar Services at or 909-558-4955 for questions.

Welcome to Loma Linda University

We are excited to assist you in beginning your journey as an international student.

About International Student & Scholar 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 & Exchange Visiting Scholar Orientation
  • Student & Exchange Visiting Scholar Advocacy
  • Liaise with On-Campus & Off-Campus Partners & Entities
  • Student & Exchange Visitor Information System (SEVIS), Department of Homeland Security (DHS), and Exchange Visitor Program (EVP) Reporting
  • Cultural Adjustment
  • Immigration Advising for Students, Scholars, & their Dependents
  • General Student Advising
  • Informational Seminars & Workshops
  • Host/Coordinate International Student & Scholar Activities
  • Services for LLU

International Student & Scholar Services Staff 

International Student and Scholars Staff Members

Micah Hernando, Administrative Assistant, DSO

Phone – 909-558-4955

Email –

Martin Aguirre, Administrative Liaison, DSO, ARO

Phone – 909-558-4560

Email –

Esther Guerpo, Director, PDSO, RO

Phone – 909-558-4955

Email –