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Department Trainings

To support, update, and train the various academic departments at Rice on immigration processes that impact international student and scholars, OISS regularly organizes department trainings, workshops, and roundtable discussions. All our events, for departments, students, and scholars can be seen on our Events Calendar.

Please find a list of standard sessions below:

Annual Department Training 

Typically held every Fall to provide important updates regarding changes to immigration laws, processes, compliance requirements, etc.

Monday, October 10, 2016
9:00 - 10:00 a.m.

Sewall Hall 309
OISS will offer an extensive training to academic departments on the process of bringing international students and visitors to Rice. We will provide information on J-1 Exchange Visitors, F-1 Students, One-Time Lecturers, and H-1Bs for Postdocs. No RSVP necessary.

J-1 Visitor trainings

OISS will be offering a series of monthly training sessions on working with J-1 scholars. Whether you are a pro or new to the process, we encourage you to come. We will be discussing different topics, and answering any questions you may have.  

All J-1 Visitor trainings will take place in OISS - Lovett Hall, Entrance A, 2nd floor.

J-1 Scholar Training
Wednesday, March 1st, 10:00 a.m.
Please RSVP by email to jkenj@rice.edu

Roundtable trainings

Roundtable Trainings are typically held every February to train new Department Coordinators and Administrators regarding processes for inviting international students and scholars to Rice on specific visa types or categories, while also offering the seasoned Department Coordinators/Administrators the opportunity to bring their questions, issues, and unique cases for discussion.

All roundtable trainings will take place in OISS - Lovett Hall, Entrance A, 2nd floor.

F-1 Roundtables
These roundtables will focus on the process for international students on F-1 visas. 

  • Monday, February 6, 2017, 3:00 - 4:00 p.m.
  • Thursday, February 9, 2017, 10:00 - 11:00 a.m. 

H-1B Roundtables
These roundtables will focus on the process for international scholars on H-1B visas. 

  • Monday, February 6, 2017, 10:00 - 11:00 a.m.
  • Thursday, February 9, 2017, 3:00 - 4:00 p.m. 

One-Time Visitor Roundtable
This roundtable will focus on the process for one-time visitors (e.g. lecturers) receiving an honorarium. 

  • Wednesday, February 8, 2017, 3:00 - 4:00 p.m. 

 

 Workshops

OISS also offers semesterly immigration workshops for international students and scholars interested in the H-1B visa and Permanent Residency, as well as a spring workshop on filing U.S. Taxes.  Department Coordinators are welcome to attend these sessions if they wish, but are encouraged to remind their international students and scholars who may benefit from the information to attend.