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International Faculty and Scholar Services

International Faculty & Scholars

International Faculty and Scholar Services is responsible for ensuring that the appropriate nonimmigrant status is attained for international faculty, researchers and staff. All questions concerning the employment of a foreign national who requires work authorization should be directed to our office. In collaboration with the Office of Human Resources, we will assist departments and internationals with visa advising.  We are also responsible for the administration and oversight of UCM's J-1 Visa Exchange Visitor Program for scholars, professors, researchers and student interns. Our office acts as the liaison between our visitors and the U.S. government agencies that have jurisdiction over their stay in the U.S.

J-1 Exchange Visitor Program Information

 Admin building

Apply to the Program

Are you an international scholar interested in participating in UCM's J-1 Exchange Visitor Program? Click here to apply now.

 J C Kirkpatrick Library

Nominate an International Scholar

Are you a UCM faculty or staff members that knows of an international scholar that would be interested in participating in UCM's J-1 Exchange Visitor Program?  Click here to nominate an international scholar.



International Faculty & Scholar participants can expect:

  • Guidance on appropriate non immigrant status
  • Assistance in ensuring that the foreign national employees maintain proper work authorization
  • Educational workshops and seminars
  • Support to the departments in sponsoring eligible foreign national employees for permanent residence
  • Assistance in obtaining housing
  • Assistance with obtaining visas for spouses and dependents
  • Medical and financial advising

UCM Faculty & Administrators Abroad

International Faculty and Scholar Services also supports the efforts of UCM’s faculty members and administrators to broaden their expertise and perspective through international scholarship and training experiences. We encourage UCM faculty and administrators to participate in international seminars, faculty exchanges, and collaborative scholarship and teaching abroad.

Are you a UCM faculty or administrator interested in developing your global perspective with an experience abroad?  Click here to apply now.

Participants in UCM’s faculty development programs can expect:

  • Introductions to scholarly communities and opportunities overseas

  • Opportunities to re-examine their own teaching and discipline in an international context

  • Resources and information that apply to their curriculum

  • Opportunities to contribute their perspective and expertise to an international scholarly dialogue

  • Advise on opportunities and cultural nuances

  • International travel advising, including assistance with obtaining proper visas, when necessary

Financial Matters

We can provide advising on how and where UCM international faculties and scholars can apply for grants and other funding resources. With the exception of H1-B scholars, we generally do not provide any financial compensation.  For further information, please contact IFSS staff.


















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