SERVICE, COMMITMENTS AND RESPONSIBLITIES
The International Student and Scholar Office is a committed advocate for the University of Alabama in Huntsville international community and provide a safe and confidential setting where individuals can receive assistance regarding their needs and concerns. Our primary responsibility is to assist F-1 students, UAHuntsville sponsored J students and scholars, individuals sponsored by UAHuntsville for employment purposes and their dependents with the myriad of processes required to be enrolled as a student or hired as an employee of the University of Alabama in Huntsville.
We recognize the importance of balancing responsibility to the institution, to international students, faculty and scholars, and to the appropriate government agencies. To that end, we strive to be a buffer between UAHuntsville sponsored employees, researchers and students and a highly complex government bureaucracy.
We ensure the university is SEVIS compliant and that F students and J students and scholars have appropriate information and guidance necessary to maintain their status in the U.S. Our many services include:
Oversight for the J Exchange Visitor Program which facilitates the ability for students and scholars to do research or study at UAHuntsville in J status.
Preparation of immigration paperwork for foreign national employees who require sponsorship in order to be eligible to work at UAHuntsville.
Ensuring that the university is compliant with the Department of Labor and USCIS when sponsoring employees to work for UAHuntsville.
Promote increased understanding of the immigration system and multiple immigration classifications of UAHuntsville students, scholars, and faculty by the campus community and provide relevant information, guidance and resources as needed.
Advocate for international students, faculty, and staff and support other campus offices to ensure that the needs of the international community are considered when implementing university policies.
LOCATION: University Center room 116
Reva Bailey, Special Assistant to the Provost, Student Advisor
Mona Foroughi, International Student and Scholar Advisor
Sabrina Williams, International Student Recruitment and Processing
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WALK IN ADVISORY HOURS
Monday and Friday 10:00 a.m. - 12:00 noon
Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday 1:30 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.
To make an appointment outside of these times call or e-mail an advisor with the specific times and dates you are available. An advisor will confirm the day and time by e-mail or on the phone
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