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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:

  • 10/02/2018 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 working with international faculty members who will be sponsored by UC San Diego for Permanent Residency (PR).

Course descriptionYou will learn the basic U.S. immigration regulations and general information on employment-based permanent residency sponsorship via the Labor Certification, Outstanding Professor/Researcher, and Adjustment of Status (Form I-485) process. You will also learn the steps involved in sponsoring a faculty member (for which a national recruitment was conducted) for Permanent Residency and eligibility requirements. The course will instruct you on how to complete permanent residency 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
10/2/2018 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 Departmental 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 Departmental Training for 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 Departmental 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