Advisor for International Students and Scholars

Phone: 215-898-4661
Fax: 215-898-2622


Kate Miller Syoum is an International Student and Scholar Advisor.  She provides immigration guidance to international students and scholars; liaises with faculty and staff regarding immigration regulations for international students and scholars; presents workshops to students, scholars, and Penn departments; and helps orient the international community to life in the United States, Philadelphia, and Penn.

Kate holds a BA from the University of Pittsburgh and an MA in International Education from New York University, where she also worked her way up from student worker to International Student Advisor at NYU’s Office for International Students and Scholars.  Kate has a passion for intercultural learning and spent time as an ESL teacher before working in higher education.  She is thrilled to be at Penn serving its international student and scholar community.