Contact Us

For general inquiries, please email oisa@wesleyan.edu.

If you are a prospective student and would like to learn more about the application process, please visit Applying from Outside of the United States page maintained by the Admission Office. Prospective students with questions about undergraduate admission should contact intladmission@wesleyan.edu. Prospective students with questions about graduate admission should contact graduateoffice@wesleyan.edu.

OISA Professional Staff

  • Morgan Keller (he/him/his)

    Director, International Student Affairs

    262 High Street, Fisk Hall Room 105

    (860) 685-3031

    mkeller@wesleyan.edu

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    Morgan Keller serves as Director of the Office of International Student Affairs (OISA) and Wesleyan's Principal Designated School Official (PDSO) for international students studying on F-1 visas. He grew up in Mariposa (Spanish for “butterfly”), a small town in California’s Sierra Nevada Mountains near beautiful Yosemite National Park. He received his Bachelor’s degree from Lewis & Clark College in Portland, Oregon where he studied International Affairs and Communications and spent a semester abroad studying Italian and fine arts in Siena, Italy. His other international experiences include a Peace Corps service in Ecuador and an eight-year career teaching English as a foreign language in Kagoshima Prefecture, Japan (his first five years with the JET Program). After returning from Japan, Morgan attended Middlebury Institute of International Studies (MIIS) in Monterey, California where he completed a Master’s degree in International Education Management.

    Prior to coming to Wesleyan, he worked in International Student and Scholar Services (ISSS) offices at UW-Madison in Wisconsin, Clemson University in South Carolina, and UC Santa Cruz in California. Professionally, his passion is holistically supporting and advocating for international students to foster their success as well as creating meaningful opportunities for intercultural learning and internationalization within campus and local communities. Unprofessionally, his passion is playing and watching soccer, or what most of the world logically calls “football.” Morgan’s partner is Japanese and together they are endeavoring to raise their two daughters bilingually and multiculturally. 日本の方や日本語のできる方、ぜひOISAまで私に会いに来てくださいね!

  • Janice Watson (she/her/hers)

    Assistant Director, International Student Affairs

    262 High Street, Fisk Hall Room 105

    (860) 685-3704

    jwatson@wesleyan.edu

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    Hometown: Middletown, Connecticut

    Favorite Place on Wesleyan's Campus: The outside garden of Russell House

    Favorite Place in Connecticut: The Rose Garden at Elizabeth Park in West Hartford Connecticut

    When not at OISA: When I am not at work, you will find me in my kitchen cooking for family and friends. I especially enjoying making decadent desserts. I also enjoy talking long walks in nature and spending time with my family especially my grandchild.
  • Akeem Burgess (he/him/his)

    Assistant Director, International Student Affairs

    262 High Street, Fisk Hall Room 105

    (860) 685-2967

    aburgess01@wesleyan.edu

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    Akeem Burgess serves as one of the two Assistant Directors in the Office of International Student Affairs (OISA). He grew up in Kingston, Jamaica and migrated to the United States in 2013. He received his Bachelor’s degree from Oral Roberts University in Old Testament and Judaic Studies and a Master of Divinity from Yale University where he studied Ancient Israelite Religion and Early Christianity.

    Prior to coming to Wesleyan, he worked at Hartford International University for Religion and Peace (formerly Hartford Seminary) in Hartford, Connecticut. There he developed competence and skills in international student and scholar advising. Before that, he worked as a middle school teacher at St. Martin de Porres in New Haven, Connecticut.

    Professionally, and in relation to this position, he is interested in intercultural communication and engagement, developing programming to enhance globalization in higher education, and international students’ overall well-being. In his free time, he enjoys studying Northwest Semitic philology and engaging in conversation about the interplay of science, religion, and philosophy.

Online Drop-In Hours

During Spring and Fall semesters, OISA offers virtual drop-in hours Monday-Thursday for 90 minutes each day and then advising sessions by appointment on Fridays. At OISA advising sessions, you can receive guidance from an OISA staff member on maintaining your F-1 status, applying for employment authorization, and other immigration or non-immigration topics related to your international student experience at Wesleyan. 

Please see the Spring 2022 Advising Services announcement on our homepage to access Zoom links for our virtual drop-in advising services and additional guidance on requesting an appointment.  

International Compensation & Taxation

Have questions about filing taxes as an international student? Need support completing your I-9 paperwork to work on campus or obtaining a Social Security Number (SSN)? Contact Christine Rodrigue of Wesleyan's International Compensation & Taxation office.  

Christine Rodrigue
Sr. Accountant, Finance Office
291 Main Street, 3rd Floor
Phone: (860) 685-3502
Email: crodrigue@wesleyan.edu