About the Office
International Programs encompasses three distinct areas: Study Abroad; support for international faculty and staff including visa and permanent resident applications; and working with faculty, departments and colleges on international initiatives.
- We offer many study abroad opportunities which include: short-term study programs such as our long standing exchange program in Ashikaga, Japan and our new programs in The Gambia, Italy, Belize, Turkey; full semester and year-long exchange programs in Australia, Japan, the United Kingdom, China, France, Korea, Belgium, and Mexico (with agreements in the Netherlands and Denmark in the works); and a means to take advantage of the 3000 plus study abroad programs offered by other universities and program providers including exchange opportunities in 55 countries through our membership in the International Student Exchange Program. We can help you study almost anywhere!
- We provide support for visiting and permanent international faculty and staff. This includes applying for H1, J1 and O1 visas and for permanent residency. We also assist visiting scholars with arranging for housing and for accessing campus services.
- International Programs has also been involved with a variety of international initiatives that have included international on-line education, such as our on-line exchange program in Political Science with the University of Colima in Mexico, collaborative efforts with universities located outside the USA and the development of multi/dual degree programs. Working with the Global Experience Committee, a subcommittee of the International Studies Committee, we review all affiliation agreements between UIS and universities and institutions located outside of the USA and provide preliminary approval where appropriate.