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Training and Workshops for Department Facilitators

The International Faculty & Scholar Office holds regular departmental training sessions throughout the year. Enrollment will be available through UC Learning Center (requires Single Sign-On). This is an opportunity for department contacts, especially those who are new, to learn how to invite international scholars to campus.

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Workshop Information

J-1 Departmental Training for Beginners

Intended for: All department administrators and representatives dealing with international visitors to UC San Diego on the J-1 visa status.

Course description: You will learn the steps involved in inviting a J-1 visitor on paid vs. non-paid titles; covering from pre-arrival to post-arrival information. This course will also focus on how to complete the DS-2019 request forms.

Dates and Times:

  • 09/18/2018 from 9:30am to 11:30am at McGill Hall Suite 2148
  • 01/22/2019 from 9:30am to 11:30am at McGill Hall Suite 2148

Enroll via UC Learning by searching by the workshop name, keyword "visa" or code 06SED-0220-IFSO.

H-1B Status Departmental Training for Beginners

Intended for: All department administrators and representatives dealing with international visitors to UC San Diego on the H-1B visa status.

Course descrption: You will learn the basic U.S. immigration regulations and general information on the H-1B application process. You will learn the steps involved in sponsoring an H-1B petition and eligibility requirements. This course will also instruct you on how to complete the H-1B application and exception procedures.

Dates and Times:

  • 10/23/2018 from 9:30am to 11:30am at McGill Hall Suite 2148
  • 02/26/2019 from 9:30am to 11:30am at McGill Hall Suite 2148

Enroll via UC Learning by searching by the workshop name, keyword "visa" or code 06SED-0200-IFSO.

J-1 and H-1B Visa Status Advanced Departmental Training

Intended for: All department administrators and representatives dealing with international visitors to UC San Diego in J and H non-immigrant statuses. As a prerequisite, it is highly recommended that you have participated in either the J-1 Status Department Training for Beginners or H-1B Status Department Training for Beginners.

Course description: This course reviews latest updates in regulations and procedures as well as advanced information on the J-1 and H-1B statuses. You will learn about the various bars prohibiting the institution from issuing DS2019 forms to prospective J-1 visitors, and more detailed information on the H-1B classification. You will also be briefed on exception procedures and examine specific cases.

Dates and Times:

  • 11/20/2018 from 9:30am to 11:30am at McGill Hall Suite 2148
  • 03/26/2019 from 9:30am to 11:30am at McGill Hall Suite 2148

Enroll via UC Learning by searching by the workshop name, keyword "visa" or code 06SED-0240-IFSO.

International Scholars and Less Common Visa Classifications

Intended for: Human resources staff that work with international scholars.

Course description: You will learn the appropriate procedures for inviting visitors in less commonly used academic visa classifications, as well as the limitations of these classifications. Information about TN, B-1, WB, F-1 Optional Practical Training (OPT), F-1 Curricular Practical Training (CPT), J-1 Academic Training, and O-1, plus campus resources and case studies. Questions and discussion about other classifications are welcome.

Dates and Times:

  • 12/04/2018 from 9:30am to 11:30am at McGill Hall Suite 2148
  • 05/07/2019 from 9:30am to 11:30am at McGill Hall Suite 2148

Enroll via UC Learning by searching by the workshop name, keyword "visa" or code 06SED-0300-IFSO.

Permanent Residency (PR) Department Training

Intended for: All department administrators and representatives dealing with international faculty members who will be sponsored by UC San Diego for Permanent Residency (PR).

Course description: You will learn the basic U.S. immigration regulations and general information on the Labor Certification and Permanent Residency process. You will learn the steps involved in sponsoring a faculty member for Permanent Residency and eligibility requirements. The course will instruct you on how to complete PR forms and additional procedures.

Dates and Times:

  • 10/09/2018 from 9:30am to 11:30am at McGill Hall Suite 2148
  • 02/19/2019 from 9:30am to 11:30am at McGill Hall Suite 2148

Enroll via UC Learning by searching by the workshop name, keyword "visa" or code 06SED-0400-IFSO.

Departmental Workshops

Enrollment is available through UC Learning Center (requires Single Sign-On).

Dates Time Location Workshop Workshop Codes
9/18/2018 9:30a - 11:30a McGill Hall Suite 2148 J-1 Departmental Training for Beginners 06SED-0220-IFSO
10/9/2018 9:30a - 11:30a McGill Hall Suite 2148 Permanent Residency (PR) Department Training 06SED-0400-IFSO
10/23/2018 9:30a - 11:30a McGill Hall Suite 2148 H-1B Deptmental Training for Beginners 06SED-0200-IFSO
11/20/2018 9:30a - 11:30a McGill Hall Suite 2148 J-1 & H-1B Visa Status Advanced Departmental Training 06SED-0240-IFSO
12/4/2018 9:30a - 11:30a McGill Hall Suite 2148 International Scholars & Less Common Visa Classifications 06SED-0300-IFSO
1/22/2019 9:30a - 11:30a McGill Hall Suite 2148 J-1 Dept Training Beginners 06SED-0220-IFSO
2/19/2019 9:30a - 11:30a McGill Hall Suite 2148 Permanent Residency (PR) Department Training 06SED-0400-IFSO
2/26/2019 9:30a - 11:30a McGill Hall Suite 2148 H-1B Deptmental Training for Beginners 06SED-0200-IFSO
3/26/2019 9:30a - 11:30a McGill Hall Suite 2148 J-1 & H-1B Visa Status Advanced Departmental Training 06SED-0240-IFSO
5/7/2019 9:30a - 11:30a McGill Hall Suite 2148 International Scholars & Less Common Visa Classifications 06SED-0300-IFSO