Loyola University Chicago

International Admission

Meet Your International Admission Counselor

Get to know Loyola's International Admission staff. We are here to assist you throughout the application process!

Stephanie Tao, Assistant Director

E-mail: stao@luc.edu

Phone: 773.508.8717

Degrees: BA in Anthropology, DePaul University; Graduate Certificate in Chinese and American Studies, Johns Hopkins SAIS—Nanjing University

What I like most about Loyola: I love the fact that Loyola embodies the ideals of academic excellence, service to others, and global awareness through its Jesuit mission. Loyola students take advantage of the city of Chicago through its opportunities for hands on experience in their field(s) of interest; they enrich the city with various service projects in Chicago’s culturally diverse neighborhoods, and also take part in the global community through study programs Loyola provides abroad. Loyola gives students a college experience that not only prepares them to lead extraordinary lives, but develops them into extraordinary global citizens.

Recruitment Areas:

  • Asia (except India)
  • Oceania

Fluent in Conversational Mandarin


Cameron Simon, Assistant Director

E-mail: csimon2@luc.edu

Phone: 773.508.7331

Degrees: AA in Religion, Northwest University—Salem Campus; BS in Interdisciplinary Studies, North Central University; MA in Middle Eastern Cultures & Religions, Jerusalem University College

What I like most about Loyola: I enjoy the way that Loyola connects students to the resources and opportunities that allow them to pursue their dreams. The combination of top-notch classroom instruction, hands-on experiential learning, and insightful faculty mentoring prepares our students to thrive in our complex and changing world.

Recruitment Areas:

  • Middle East
  • India
  • Africa

Maria Aulisa

E-mail: maulisa@luc.edu

Phone: (+39) 06.355.88.328

Recruitment Areas:

  • Europe
  • Rome Start

Joe Serdar, Associate Director‌‌

E-mail: Jserdar@luc.edu

Phone: 773.508.7328

Degrees: BA, History, Loyola University Chicago

What I like most about LoyolaAs an undergraduate, I loved going to school with motivated and compassionate people from all over the country. The support I received from faculty and staff was excellent, from picking a major to making plans after graduation. I also enjoyed the wide variety of things to do in Chicago, especially during the summer.

Recruitment Areas:

  • The Americas