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International Student and Scholar Services
There are a number of processes that academic advisors must approve for international students.
ISSS has resources and training to prepare you to work with international students.
ISSS offers counseling, career support, funding, and more.
J-1 exchange visitors some to the University to study, conduct research, teach a course, receive training, and more.
J-1 Scholars and Student-Interns are required to fulfill English proficiency requirements.
Learn more about inviting a J-1 scholar and the regulations involved in maintaining legal status.
Learn more about inviting a student-intern.
The B-1 and B-2 visas are for business and pleasure/tourism visitors, respectively.
The H-1B visa/status is used for a nonimmigrant temporary worker in a specialty occupation.
Permanent residence allows a foreign citizen to live and work permanently in the U.S.
TN status is an employment visa that allows Canadian and Mexican citizens to be employed in the U.S.
E-3 is a visa for specialty occupation workers who are citizens of Australia.
O–1 is for individuals of "extraordinary ability" and requires proof of major scholarly, athletic, or artistic achievement.
This series helps UMN staff members improve interactions and relationships with international students, staff, and faculty.
Glossary of helpful terms related to immigration status, documents, and government agencies.
Departments and staff can seek feedback from international students regarding a new initiative, communications, or current programs and services.
ISSS has joined with other departments on campus to do data collection and research on the international student experience.
There are various reasons federal law enforcement agents might come to a university office.
Sign up to receive emails from ISSS about international students and/or scholars and employment-based visa holders.
ISSS is a unit of the Global Programs and Strategy Alliance, the central international office for the University of Minnesota system.
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