Ismail Warsame

International Student Advisor
Designated School Official
International Programs unit: 
International Student Advising and Services
University Plaza
Mailing address: 

International Student Advising and Services
Oregon State University
1600 SW Western Blvd., Suite 130 (University Plaza)
Corvallis, Oregon 97333
United States

Areas of responsibility: 

Ismail advises international students at Oregon State University on immigration regulations, academic, personal, financial, social, and cross-cultural issues. In addition, he is involved in conducting various workshops for international students and takes part in the new student orientations.

Ismail is the current ISAS liaison for International Students of Oregon State University (ISOSU) and also serves as a faculty advisor for the Muslim Students Association of Oregon State University (MSA


A native of Somalia and multilingual, Ismail had lived and or travelled through more than a dozen countries and over 30 States in the USA.  Additionally, he is involved in OSU’s Africa Initiative. Ismail holds Bachelor’s degree in International Affairs as well as Master’s in Education from the University of Maine. He studied abroad at the American University in Cairo, Egypt as an undergraduate student. Ismail likes to see the world through multiple perspectives, which enables him to engage effectively with multicultural issues in higher education and to help diverse students overcome academic, cultural, social and linguistic obstacles.

In his free time, Ismail likes to travel, spend time with family and is also an avid social media user.