About OIE

The Office of International Education, Academic Affairs

California State University, Stanislaus: is a constituent member of the California State University System, the largest four-year system of higher education in the United States. We have 23 campuses, nearly 437,000 students, and 44,000 faculty and staff. The CSU, which spans the entire state of California, has an annual budget of more than $5 billion. It is one of the most diverse and most affordable university systems in the country.


The office of International Education reports to Mahmoud Lamadanie who is the director and Chief administrator with supervisory oversight over all campus wide international affairs & Programs. Lamadanie also chairs the university'€™s International Advisory Committee. The OIE includes International Academic Studies Abroad, Office of International Student & Scholars Services, International Admissions Coordination, and The English Language Program for International Students.

Mahmoud with PM Dominica
Mahmoud Lamadanie, Director, meets the Honorable Prime Minister of Dominica.

Mahmoud with Thomas L. Friedman
Mahmoud Lamadanie with Thomas L. Friedman, a world-renowned author and syndicated Columnist of the New York Times.

Mahmoud with His Royal Highness Prince Nahyan
Mahmoud Lamadanie, Director, meets His Royal Highness Prince Nahyan Al Nahyan of Dubai in the UAE.


OIE provides a functional partnership and is a bridge between the division of academic affairs student affairs & other university constituencies as "€œone stop shopping model"€ of international programs. OIE fosters global cooperation and articulation linkages that augment overall campus internationalization. Additionally, OIE provides immigration counseling, coordinates the Homeland'€™s Security (SEVIS Database System) and complies with the code of federal regulations as it pertains to F-1, J-1 and M-1 nonimmigrant visas. It also provides retention services for international students & supports foreign faculty exchanges and cross-cultural advising. OIE also administers an intensive ESL program called the English Language Program (ELP), which is designed to help international students prepare for entrance to the university.

The Office of Study Abroad & International Academic Programs coordinates international academic programs, faculty exchanges, faculty taught courses overseas, foreign language initiatives and international studies; international joint degree programs and special summer language and academic programs in cooperation with the provost'€™s office.

OIE serves as liaison and ombudsman between the university and international students, global partners, federal government, public and private agencies, and the community.

Global Classroom Concept

Think Globally, Act LocallyWe plan to continue to grow our international student enrollment portfolio. International students are welcome to join our growing population of students from all over the world in one of the most dynamic educational experiences available in the United States. Your presence here encourages the cross-fertilization of ideas. The university's strategic goal is to foster the international dimension as one of its important pillars, right alongside its highly acclaimed academic programs.

This is an integral part of our pluralistic and internationally diverse campus. At CSUSTAN, you are not merely a number; you are a valued and respected talent. You also play the role of educator by allowing us to learn from you and about you and your part of the world!

International Programs & Services

OIE is committed to providing a wide range of services such as immigration workshops, International Coffee Hours (which allow you to meet American and other international students), and our international culture celebrations & ethnic dinners, where we select an area of the world and showcase it.

As Director of the Office of International Education, I want your time here to be happy and successful. I look forward to many wonderful conversations. If you need any help, please remember that I am your friend.


Mahmoud Lamadanie
Director, Office of International education
California State University, Stanislaus
One University Circle
Turlock, California, 95382, USA

Office: (209) 667-3117
Fax:  (209) 667-3791
Email: MLamadanie@csustan.edu