Jenny Wells

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ISSS Offers Courses About Immigration and Working with International Students and Staff

Published: Mar 24, 2014

LEXINGTON, Ky. (March 24, 2014) — International Student and Scholar Services (ISSS), part of the University of Kentucky International Center, is offering courses through the myUK self-service tab on various topics related to engagement with international students, faculty and visiting scholars. 

 

Nearly everyone on UK's campus collaborates with international students, faculty, and staff. ISSS facilitates these interactions by promoting cross-cultural awareness and offering professional immigration advising.

 

"ISSS is delighted to reach out to colleges and departments in order to provide services which support their efforts toward internationalization at UK," said Elizabeth Leibach, director of ISSS.  "International students, faculty, staff and visiting research scholars are critical to the values embedded in internationalizing the campus."

 

Course registration is available in the employee self-service tab of the myUK portal:

  • Login to myUK, select Employee Self Service tab
  • Under Employee Services, select Training
  • Under Course Catalog, select UK International Center
  • In the Assigned Subject Areas, select course from the options available
  • In the course date section, find the class date/time you would like to attend and select To Registration and select Book Course

Courses Available in Spring 2014:

 

Intercultural Training
Learn best practices for engaging international students inside and outside the classroom. This course is offered by the UK International Center.

  • Tuesday, April 22, 9-11:30 a.m., 220 Scovell Hall, Suite I

J-1 Visas for International Visitors

Learn about J-1 exchange visa and B-1/B-2 visitor’s visa for international visitors. The course will include information about required visa forms and processes for sponsoring an international visitor.  This course is recommended for supervisors, principal investigators, grant administrators, HR and Integrated Business Units.

  • Tuesday, March 25, 9 a.m.-noon, 220 Scovell Hall, Suite I

Visa Services H-1B Forms Review

Learn about required visa forms and processes for sponsoring an international employee. This course is recommended for administrators with HR or payroll functions as well as Integrated Business Units.

  • Friday, March 28, 9-11 a.m., Bradley Hall, Room 207

DOs & DON’Ts of Hiring International Students

Understand the types of employment permitted for international students. Review examples of off-campus versus on-campus work authorization, and pre and post-completion options for hiring international students with visa statuses managed by UK or other universities. Recommended for academic advisors, directors of graduate schools, supervisors, business officers, Human Resource personnel, and Integrated Business Units.

  • Friday, April 18, 1-3 p.m., H31-B  (Hospital)

Hiring International Faculty/Staff: PERM

This course covers the Immigration and Department of Labor rules for hiring international faculty and staff in tenure track positions, and the different pathways to employment-based permanent residency status.  This course is recommended for supervisors, business officers, Human Resources personnel and Integrated Business Units.

  • Friday, April 18, 9 a.m.-noon, 220 Scovell Hall, Suite 1

About ISSS

ISSS is part of the UK International Center and provides leadership and expertise in the advising and immigration needs of more than 2,000 international students and over 500 international faculty, staff and exchange visitors. ISSS also administers university compliance with evolving federal regulations, supports the university and its medical center by managing global student and scholar interactions, and facilitates the well-being of all international students, faculty, staff and scholars.

 

For more information, contact Derrick Meads, manager of marketing and communictions at the UK International Center, at 859-323-2113 or derrick.meads@uky.edu.  

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