Loyola University Chicago

International Students & Scholars

Meet our Advisors

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Marian Carlson
International Student Advisor
Corboy Law Center 808
Phone: 312.915.6217


Marian, proud Wisconsonite and Swedish descendant, joined Loyola's Office for International Programs(OIP) in 2006. Her first position at the OIP involved working with study abroad students. After almost 7 years of sending students overseas, Marian switched to the International Students & Scholars (ISS) Division of the OIP. In her ISS role as an advisor to hundreds of Loyola's international students, she applies her interest and academic background in rules, regulations, and cultures on a daily basis. Marian loves all things Swedish and enjoys taking different language classes. Her current favorite language is Swedish, of course!


Education: BA Sociology of Law, Criminology, and Deviance/Psychology, University of Minnesota  

Where she's been:

Italy, The Netherlands, Belgium, China, Mexico, Canada, Jamaica, Ireland, and Sweden

Where she'd like to go:

Turkey, Morocco, Scotland, Japan, and South Africa

Janet Flores


Janet Flores
Faculty & Immigration Coordinator, Maywood Campus
Phone: 708.216.3606


Janet works in the Health Sciences Division and is the Faculty and Immigration Coordinator supporting the office of Faculty Affairs for the Health Sciences Division as well as providing assistance for all foreign scholars and graduate students on the Maywood Campus. She is located in the Dean/Provost Office in the School of Medicine in Room 420. She has lived in the Chicago suburbs her whole life and worked in the Dean's office for the past 14 of her 28 years at Loyola.

Where she's been:

Mexico, The Bahamas, Jamaica

Where she would like to go:

India and China

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Siqian (Mavis) Meng     孟思前
Peer Ambassador



Mavis got her bachelor’s degree in Economics in China. She studied International Economics and Trade. After graduating from college, she became an international saleswoman doing business with global customers. A year later she realized that she wanted to work with students, so she went back to school to chase her first master’s degree of Management in China. During that time, she got a chance to do research at Indiana University Bloomington as a visiting scholar. She found higher education in the U.S. to be very fascinating and decided to return to the U.S. for more graduate school. Right now, she is a second year graduate student in Loyola’s Information Technology master’s program, and is working on the International Students & Scholars Team in the Office for International Programs, which is her favorite office.


Bachelor of Economics (B.A.) Human Agricultural University

Master of Management (M.A.) Jinan University

Where she’s been:

Malaysia, Thailand, South Korea, Turkey and a lot of places in domestic China, and has used Couchsurfing to travel the U.S.

Where she hopes to go:

Germany, France, Italy, England, Scotland, Ireland, South America, New Zealand, Australia, but this list will continue to grow.