International Office Hours

Oakland Office Berkeley Office

(510) 466-7380

333 East 8th Street
Oakland, CA 94606

(510) 981-5020

2000 Center Street
1st Floor, Suite 100
Berkeley, CA 94704

In-Person Hours:

  • Mondays: Remote
  • Tuesdays: 8:30 am - 4:45 pm
  • Wednesdays: 11 am - 4:45 pm
  • Thursdays: Remote
  • Fridays: 8:30 am - 4:45 pm

In-Person Hours:

  • Mondays: 8:30 am - 4:45 pm
  • Tuesdays: Remote
  • Wednesdays: 11 am - 4:45 pm
  • Thursdays: 8:30 am - 4:45 pm
  • Fridays: Remote


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Meet the Team


Meet our wonderful staff members who make the magic happen behind the scenes. Click each staff member’s profile to learn more about them or to schedule a Zoom appointment.

IPM/SEVIS Advisors

International Admissions Specialist

International Student Support Specialist

Academic Counselor & Study Abroad Faculty Lead


Todd Shima
Academic Counselor


Constance Koo
Study Abroad Faculty Lead

Meet our Peer Advisors



Would you like to connect with one of our Peer Advisors to learn more about their experience at Peralta Colleges or do you need help with navigating the international student application?


Maialen Murua
College: Berkeley City college
Major: Sociology
Country: Spain
Languages Spoken Other than English: Spanish, Basque, and French
Meet with Maialen

Vy Nguyen


Vy Nguyen
College: College of Alameda
Major: Business Administration
Country: Vietnam
Languages Spoken Other than English: Vietnamese
Meet with Vy

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Youcef Ramzi Toumi
College: Laney College
Major: Computer Information System IT
Country: Algeria
Languages Spoken Other than English: Arabic, Berber, and French
Meet with Youcef


Sofia ShatovaCollege: Berkeley City CollegeMajor: Business Administration and ManagementCountry: Ukraine, RussiaLanguages Spoken Other than English: Ukrainian, Russian
Meet with Sofia



Ryadh Seddiki
Merritt College 
Country: Algeria
Languages Spoken Other than English: French, Arabic, and Berber (Kabyle)
Meet with Ryadh


Are you interested in becoming a Peer Advisor for the Office of International Education? If you have been a full-time Peralta student for at least one semester, please send your resume to us at