A valuable starting point for anyone new to international education. Many advisers, faculty, and administrators may not have sole responsibility for international students and scholars, but will interact with them on a regular basis. Learn the basic processes and procedures of how non-immigrant students and scholars gain and maintain their status in the U.S. Gain an overview of a variety of visa types, including but not limited to F-1 and J-1, which are found in the U.S. educational system. This workshop also provides a framework to better support and advocate for the students and scholars in your own educational setting.
- Identify various visa types most seen on U.S. campuses
- Explain how nonimmigrant students obtain a U.S. immigration status
- Describe key issues in relation to maintaining nonimmigrant status in the U.S.
- Relate basic immigration concepts to own professional responsibilities
- Overview and terminology
- U.S. visa classification
- Obtaining status
- Maintaining status
- Case studies
What Participants Are Saying
- Just knowing that other administrators shared the same feelings I did made me realize that I am not alone and that there is a network of resources I can connect with in the future if there is a need. -2016 NAFSA Annual Conference participant
- It was a comprehensive overview of the visa and immigration process in the United States. I appreciated the simulations and discussions. The conference detailed the process and also brought it to life with examples. -2016 NAFSA Annual Conference participant
- “I now understand the basic process students have to go through to get an I-20. I understand the significance of a visa expiration date vs. the I-20 end date.” -2015 NAFSA Annual Conference participant
Professionals outside international student advising with 0-3 years of experience with the topic. Appropriate for educators needing a foundational understanding of basic immigration concepts that relate specifically to nonimmigrants most commonly found on a U.S. campus/institution.