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International Student Services

Meet Our Staff

Raquel Harless

Title: Manager of Immigration Compliance
International Student Services
Phone: 803-777-7461


B.A. Business Administration, Universidade Metodista de Piracicaba (UNIMEP), Sao Paulo, Brazil, 1996

Raquel manages and coordinates immigration compliance and requirements from the federal and state agencies at the University. She strives to help students and others understand the various regulations regarding immigration and student visas. She also serves as the data manager for the ISS Office. She was born in Sao Paulo, Brazil and came to the USA in 1997 to study English at the English Programs for Internationals. She lived and worked in Abu Dhabi, UAE for eight years prior her return to Columbia, SC in 2008. She has visited several countries in Europe, the Middle East and South America. 

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