Shinsaeng (Shinn) Ko

Director/J-1 RO

International Student & Scholar Services

Office: North Decatur Building, Suite 130

Phone: 404.727.0825



As director of International Student and Scholar Services (ISSS), Shinsaeng (Shinn) Ko leads a team of dedicated professionals providing immigration services for the university community.

ISSS serves Emory’s international students and scholars by providing in-house immigration expertise and collaborating with campus stakeholders to create a welcoming and supportive environment. Shinn also serves as part of the senior leadership team for the Office of Global Strategy and Initiatives (GSI).

Shinn serves as the Responsible Officer (RO) for Emory’s J-1 Exchange Visitor Program.

Shinn came to Emory in the fall of 2014 from the University of Pennsylvania, where served as senior associate director of its ISSS office.

Shinn is active in a number of international education associations, including the Council for Global Immigration (CFGI) and NAFSA: Association of International Educators, where she has served in a variety of regional and national leadership roles. She has presented over 50 conference workshops and sessions, as well as countless in-house training and outreach events to the Emory community.