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A group of international students

Hours of Operation - Monday to Friday
9:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m & 2:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m.
(Newfoundland Time)

Phone: (709) 864-8895
Fax: (709) 864-6102
In case of power outage call: (709) 864-3035

E-Mail Address:

Mailing Address:
International Student Advising Office
Corte Real, Room 1000A
Burton 's Pond Apartments
Memorial University of Newfoundland
St. John's , Newfoundland
Canada A1B 3S7


Sonja Knutson - Director
(709) 864-3288
(709) 864-4330

Sonja Knutson is the Director of the Internationalization Office at Memorial University of Newfoundland. She is responsible for leading, partnering and supporting the Internationalization Office to implement the actions of the Strategic Internationalization Plan 2020 at Memorial.


Lynn Walsh - Manager
Phone: (709) 864-4473
Fax: (709) 864-2437


Valeri Pilgrim - Housing and Arrivals Program Coordinator
(709) 864-2170
(709) 864-6102

Housing and Arrivals Program Coordinator helps with settlement programs for new arrivals and off campus housing.


Chris Hibbs - International Programs Coordinator
Phone: (709) 864-8671
Fax: (709) 864-6102

The International Programs Coordinator is responsible for supporting inbound and outbound exchange opportunities for students at Memorial, including providing support with nominations, applications, health and safety and arrival / pre-departure information.


Juanita Hennesey - International Student Advisor
Phone: (709) 864-6165
Fax: (709) 864-6102

She provides assistance with settling in and counselling to students on a variety of issues. She is the Outreach Co-ordinator: she organizes activities and events such as Coffee Club and Discussion Group.


Natasha Clark - International Student Advisor
Phone: (709) 864-7278
Fax: (709) 864-6102


Zaren Healey White - Educational Outreach Coordinator and International Families Coordinator
Phone: (709) 864-7505
Fax: (709) 864-6102

Zaren coordinators the Culture-to-Community educational outreach program and is an advisor for international student families.


Ying Zhang - International Student Transition Coordinator
Phone: (709) 864-8167
Fax: (709) 864-2437

Ying coordinates the MUN Mentors program and also provide career advising to international students and spouses. To book an appointment with Ying, please follow these steps:

1) Go to and log in
2) Click "Student" or "Alumni" link near the top of the page.
3) Click "My MUNLife" in the "Student Services" or "My MUNLife" box.
4) Click on "IO Appointments" & then click “Book an Appointment with IO”. Then you can book an appointment, and then select a date and time.
If you have any difficulty booking an appointment please call 709-864-8167 or email: and our staff will be happy to help.


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