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Title: Overview of International Student & Scholar Services


1
Overview of International Student Scholar
Services
  • Ellen Dussourd
  • New Faculty Orientation
  • August 20, 2009

2
International Students, Scholars and Employees at
UB
3
UBs International Student Enrollment
Fall 2008 Undergraduate 1382 Students Graduate
2035 Students Others 946 Students Total
4363 Students
4
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5
Top 10 Sending Countries
6
International Student EnrollmentTop 10 Sending
Countries
Fall 2008 Undergraduate Enrollment
Graduate Enrollment
Korea 317 India 284 China 158 Japan 90 Malaysia 8
9 Canada 77 Turkey 57 Singapore 35 Taiwan 28 Niger
ia 24
India 666 China 438 Korea 211 Taiwan 118 Canad
a 108 Japan 48 Turkey 32 Malaysia 19 Greece 1
8 Vietnam 15
7
International Student Enrollment
8
International Student EnrollmentTop 10 Majors
of Enrollment
Fall 2008 Undergraduate Enrollment
Graduate Enrollment
Computer Science 212 Economics 175 Electrical
Engineering 132 Mechanical Engineering 99 Industri
al Engineering 98 Chemical Biological
Eng 68 Civil Engineering 68 Physics 54 Managem
ent 49 MS MIS 41 Mathematics 41
Management 334 Accounting 77 Electrical
Engineering 64 Mechanical Engineering 63 Pharmacy
57 Biomedical Sciences 54 ITU Civil
Engineering 41 Psychology 41 Communication 40 Ae
rospace Engineering 39
9
Top 20 Leading Host Institutions
10
Top 10 Leading Public Institutions Hosting
International Students 2008/09 by
International Enrollment
  • UB ranks first with the highest percentage of
    international students of
  • public universities from the "Top 20 Leading Host
    Institutions"

11
UB Visiting Scholars
  • J-1 Exchange Visitors 323 (7/1/08-6/31/09)
  • Professors
  • Research Scholars
  • Short-term Scholars
  • Specialists

12
UB International Employees(in non-immigrant
status)
  • Non-immigrant Employees 414 (7/1/07-6/31/08)
  • H-1B Temporary Workers 407
  • O Extraordinary Ability 1
  • TN (Trade NAFTA) 6

13
ISSS Organizational Structure Staff
14
ISSS Organizational Structure
  • International Student Scholar Services
  • Responsible for F-1 J-1 students
  • Also provides non-immigration services to J-1
    visiting scholars international employees
  • UB Immigration Services
  • Responsible for J-1 visiting scholars
    international employees in non-immigrant status
  • Provide immigration services to these populations

15
ISSS Staff
  • ISSS
  • Director
  • International Student Advisors (4)
  • Secretary
  • Graduate Assistants (3)
  • Student Assistants

16
ISSS Staff (cont.)
17
UB Immigration Services Staff
  • Immigration Services
  • Director
  • Immigration Paralegal
  • Graduate Assistants (2)
  • Student Assistant

18
UB Immigration Services Staff
19
ISSS UB Immigration Services Responsibilities
20
ISSS UBIS Immigration Services
Responsibilities
  • Sole authority and responsibility for immigration
    matters at UB
  • Responsible for
  • securing immigration benefits for which
    international students, scholars and employees
    are eligible
  • educating campus community about immigration
    benefits and requirements
  • informing campus community about changes in
    immigration regulations, visa processing and
    border crossing issues

21
ISSS UBIS Immigration Services
Responsibilities (cont.)
  • Responsible for UBs compliance with immigration
    regulations and requirements
  • SEVIS reporting (F-1 and J-1 students, J-1
    scholars)
  • Prevailing wage compliance (H-1B employees)
  • Employer payment of certain USCIS filing fees
    (H-1B employees)

22
ISSS Programs Services
23
ISSS Programs Services
  • Services for Students
  • International Student Orientation programs
  • Workshops
  • E-Newsletters Special Announcements
  • Walk-In Immigration Advising Document
    Processing
  • International Student Mentoring Program
  • Trips Activities
  • International Education Week

24
ISSS UBIS Programs Services
  • Services for Visiting Scholars International
    Employees
  • Immigration Advising
  • Employment-based Immigrant Nonimmigrant
    Petition Filing
  • Workshops
  • E-newsletters Special Announcements
  • Trips Activities

25
Support of UBs International Population
  • Assistance with regulatory matters
  • Immigration Status
  • Social Security Cards
  • Income Tax Returns
  • Drivers Licenses
  • Car Insurance
  • Bank Accounts
  • Health Insurance

26
Support of UBs International Population
  • Assistance with practical / daily life matters
  • Housing
  • Transportation
  • Shopping
  • Assistance with cultural adjustment
  • Assistance with student emergencies
  • Arrests, detentions incarcerations
  • Hospitalizations (for illnesses, injuries, etc.)

27
International Student Orientation
Beginning of each semester (fall spring) Fall
one-week program Spring four-day program
28
International Student Orientation Programs
  • Fall five-day program
  • 981 students (2006)
  • 986 students (2007)
  • 989 students (2008)
  • 1,145 students (2009)
  • Spring four-day program
  • 150 students (2006)
  • 149 students (2007)
  • 162 students (2008)
  • 189 students (2009)

29
Goals of International Student Orientation
  • Help students get the things they need for
    their lives here
  • University ID card
  • E-mail account
  • Bank account
  • Cell phone account
  • Health Insurance
  • Social Security Card (if eligible)

30
Goals of International Student Orientation (cont.)
  • Get students off to a good academic footing
  • Mandatory tests (SPEAK, TOEFL)
  • ESL Course Registration
  • Academic Advisement Course Registration
  • Presentations/Panels
  • Undergraduate Academic Overview
  • How to Succeed at an American University

31
Goals of International Student Orientation (cont.)
  • Introduce students to campus resources
    services
  • Presentations
  • Computing at UB
  • University Libraries
  • Health, Wellness Counseling Services
  • University Police
  • On-Campus Employment
  • UB Recreation Services
  • Your UB Card Meal Plans, Etc.
  • Life in the Residence Halls

32
Goals of International Student Orientation (cont.)
  • Help students navigate a new culture
  • Presentations
  • Understanding UB Rules Regulations
  • Tips for International Teaching Research
  • Assistants
  • Dating, Cultural Differences U.S. Laws . .
    . What You Should Know
  • How to Stay Healthy in a Fast Food Culture
  • Protecting Yourself What You Should Know

33
Goals of International Student Orientation (cont.)
  • Help students with their lives outside the
    university
  • Presentations
  • Bank Accounts What You Should Know
  • Cell Phone Accounts
  • How to Get a New York State Drivers License
  • Public Transportation in Buffalo
  • Great Things to Know about Buffalo

34
E-Newsletters Listserv Announcements
  • ISSS Global Newsletter (for students)
  • Immigration Advisories
  • Visa Processing Updates
  • Regulatory Changes
  • Border Crossing Updates
  • Special Announcements
  • Safety Tips
  • Internet Scams
  • Cultural Tips

35
International Student Mentoring Program
  • ? Primary Goal Provide social support for
    newly arrived international students to reduce
    their isolation help them adjust culturally to
    UB and the U.S.
  • ? Secondary Goal Help foster a global mindset
    in U.S. students staff through meaningful
    interaction shared experiences with
    international students
  • ? Mentors are paired with 2 international
    students
  • ? Mentors and mentees attend half-day training
    session
  • ? Mentors and mentees meet one hour every two
    weeks
  • ? Commitment is for one semester

36
ISSS Trips Activities
  • Niagara Falls Trip
  • Darien Lake Amusement Park Trip
  • Buffalo Philharmonic Orchestra
  • Hiking Trips
  • - Letchworth State Park
  • - Ithacas Gorges
  • - Zoar Valley
  • - Alleghany State Park
  • - Little Rock City
  • - Niagara Gorge
  • Downhill Cross-Country Skiing / Snowboarding
  • Snow Tubing
  • Ice-Skating
  • Indoor Rock Climbing

37
ISSS Trips Activities (cont.)
  • Bus Tour of Buffalo
  • Maple Syrup Adventure
  • Roller Derby Match
  • Guided Historical Walking Tours
  • - Downtown Buffalo
  • - Allentown
  • - Elmwood District
  • - Garden Walk
  • Professional Sports Games
  • - Ice Hockey
  • - Baseball
  • - Lacrosse

38
International Education Week
  • Keynote Speech
  • Performances (dance, music, martial arts)
  • Films Documentaries
  • Interactive displays (origami, calligraphy,
    henna)
  • Presentations
  • Panel discussions

39
International Student Scholar Services (ISSS)
  • www.buffalo.edu/intlservices
  • 210 Talbert Hall
  • Tel 645-2528
  • Email intlservices_at_buffalo.edu
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