International Scholar Advising

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International Scholar Onboarding Resource

By: The 2018 KC ISSS Leadership Team Updated May 23, 2019     This resource is designed to provide support with model practices for welcoming and engaging international scholars at U.S. higher education institutions. The international scholar program cycle

May 24, 2019
CAS Standards for International Student Programs

NAFSA is one of 42 associations holding membership in the Council for Advancement of Standards in Higher Education (CAS). The goal of CAS is to establish and promote standards that guide and support student services and programs within higher education.

Sep 21, 2016
Intercultural Activity Toolkit

Activities that can be used by international educators with the goal of internationalizing the campus. Activity sizes range from person-to-person to campus-wide.

Jun 28, 2016
Responding to a Crisis in a Student's/Scholar's Home Country Crises in a student's or scholar's home country may be political, social, economic, environmental, or health-related. Floods, tsunamis, earthquakes, political upheaval and war throughout the world can cause enormous stress for those affected. Oct 01, 2015
The New J Rules: Implications and Implementation of Model Practices

Participants and panelists share how their institutions are responding to the U.S. Department of State’s new regulations for Subpart A of the J exchange visitor program. This Collegial Conversation addresses the new regulations' impact on documenting English language proficiency; officer responsibilities; health insurance coverage; data reporting; orientation and more.

Dec 22, 2014
Electronic I-94 Record Retrieval Tips

Tips on retrieving an electronic I-94 record, compiled by the Travel Subcommittee of NAFSA's International Student and Scholar Regulatory Practice Committee.

Nov 03, 2014
Live Chat - Communicating with Faculty and Department Administrators about the Employment-based Visa Process

Learn how international scholar advisers can best communicate their roles and responsibilities institution-wide. This collegial conversation hopes to address important questions about institutional policy.

Sep 09, 2014
Cross-cultural Programming for Exchange Visitor Scholars

Cross-cultural programming is critical to ensuring that your exchange visitor program remains compliant. However, a successful strategy for students is not guaranteed to work well with scholars. This Collegial Conversation will feature exchange visitor program advisers from a variety of institutions sharing ideas and solutions that address the unique programming challenges for scholars.

Aug 21, 2014
So You Want to Start a J-1 Exchange Visitor Program?

The International Scholar Advising Network interviewed four colleagues to share their knowledge and experience regarding the process of applying for the J-1 designation and best practices for maintaining a well-structured Exchange Visitor Program.

Mar 11, 2014
Health Insurance and Health Care for Your International Students and Scholars This KC-ISSS practice resource provides basic information meant to help advisers address the unique needs of the international community in the context of health insurance and health care. Oct 10, 2013
Live Collegial Conversation - Respond to Crisis Situations with International Students and Scholars

This Collegial Conversation, led by the NAFSA Crisis Management Subcommittee, will focus upon two critical incidents, the death of a student and mental health issues. Through an online discussion, gain insights on how to navigate these sensitive situations. Crisis management strategies, resources, and checklists will be highlighted for your use.

Aug 26, 2013
International Tax Identification Number (ITIN) Application Process

Tax filing generally sparks questions about ITINs. Find out more about ITIN procedures and how you can provide assistance in filing these applications with IRS.

Feb 27, 2013
Live Collegial Conversation - Advising J-1 Scholars and Their Hosts

New to J Exchange Visitor scholar advising? Have some questions you would like answered? Join our panelist who are experienced with J-1 Exchange Visitor Scholar issue for a live, online chat.

Feb 14, 2013
NAFSA KC-ISSS Comprehensive Internationalization: A Staff Development Resource

This KC ISSS resource is a staff development tool for International Student and Scholar Offices. The presentation offers useful tips and talking points and is provided as a template for ISSS managers and directors to help emphasize the role of ISSS staff in achieving comprehensive internationalization.

Nov 26, 2012
Electronic and Print Advertisements for College and University Teachers

This resource presents basic rules, factors, and logistical recommendations for using ads in an electronic professional journal under the PERM regulations for college and university teachers.

Mar 12, 2012
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