International Student Services


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Office Location

Office of International Student Services
Post Hall, Room 203
1 South Avenue
P.O. Box 701
Garden City, NY 11530

 Meet Our Staff

Wendy-BadalaWendy Badala
Director of International Student Services and Interfaith Center, PDSO/RO
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Wendy is the Director of International Student Services and the Interfaith Center. She has been at Adelphi since 2007 and has worked in the field of immigration and international student advisement since 2001. Previously, Wendy has worked at the Julliard School in New York City and Mohawk Valley Community College, the State University of New York in Utica, New York. Wendy studied her undergraduate degree at Plattsburgh State University in New York and the University of Chester in England. She is currently working on her Master of Arts Degree in General Psychology at Adelphi University.

Wendy’s responsibilities are to ensure institutional compliance with governmental immigration regulations, provide and support cultural programs and exchanges, pre-professional opportunities, employment guidance and authorization, social opportunities and co-curricular engagement in order to enhance students’ overall learning and development. She also serves as the adviser to the International Student Society and the South Asian Student Association. 

Rachel Nelson
Assistant Director, DSO
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Rachel Nelson is the Assistant Director for International Student Services at Adelphi University where she first began as the Graduate Assistant for the International Student Services Office and Interfaith Center. Rachel has experience working with our international student body for the past year. She has coordinated the Campus Orientation Workshop Series and International Orientation, and has supervised the International Mentor Program. Rachel has a Bachelor’s degree in Psychology from Dowling College and is currently pursuing her Master’s degree in Social Work at Adelphi University. When she is not in the office, Rachel is an avid traveler, book worm and fitness enthusiast. She can assist you with any of your immigration or academic advisement needs.

Sandi Lwin
Graduate Assistant, International Student Services
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Sandi Lwin is a Graduate Assistant of International Student Services at Adelphi University. She started working at the office as a Student Assistant from December 2017. She assists the international students with the procedures they need to go through from the immigration perspective and manages the social media of the International Student Services Office. Sandi is currently pursing her Master’s in Business Administration with specialization in Marketing at Adelphi University. She also loves to take scenic pictures, edit videos and trace draw for fun.

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