Study Away Programs encompasses three distinct areas: Study Away; 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 away opportunities which include: short-term study programs such as our long standing exchange program in Ashikaga, Japan and programs in England, Taiwan, Rome/Malta, Brazil, China; full semester and year-long exchange programs in Australia, Japan, the United Kingdom, China, France, South Korea, Belgium, the Netherland, Denmark, Spain and Mexico; and a means to take advantage of the 3000 plus study abroad programs offered by other universities and program providers including opportunities at 69 universities in 33 countries through our direct membership in the International Student Exchange Program (ISEP). We are also in the final stages of joining the National Student Exchange program network which will open up opportunities for studying at universities in the USA and Canada. 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. We review all affiliation agreements between UIS and universities and institutions located outside of the USA and provide preliminary approval where appropriate.