According to the United States Department of Homeland Security (DHS), institutions serving international students must uphold various compliance requirements to maintain Student and Exchange Visitor Program (SEVP) certification. Unfortunately, many institutions lack the proper training to maintain compliant operations. Failure to comply with regulations can lead to the DHS revoking certification and an inability to recruit and enroll international students. This online training will focus primarily on three areas:
- Provisional acceptances
- Reduced course load certifications
- Work authorizations
Join us online to educate your new staff, and provide a refresher for your whole department, on compliance requirements for working with international students. You will learn basic steps to prevent compliance violations and develop an internal office manual to address DHS regulations.
Who Should Attend
New professionals in international student services (ISS) offices, as well as academic and career advisors who serve international students will benefit from this program. ISS offices would be wise to bring their whole staff for a refresher on immigration law.
This webcast will provide you with a smattering of resources to help you comply with international student requirements including various checklists and forms.
After participating in this online training, you will be able to update your internal office manual with key international student compliance requirements under the DHS.
- Why the Focus on Immigration Law?
- Immigration Law 101: Case Studies
- Provisional Acceptance
- Visa requirements
- Working with admissions
- Reduce Course Load Certification
- How to determine appropriate exceptions
- Balancing the needs of university academics and compliance
- Work Authorization
- Knowing who is eligible and who is not
- Curricular practical training
- Occupational practical training
- Provisional Acceptance
- Developing Transparent Communication
- Internal office manual
- Cross-campus and governmental communication and reporting
- Final Q&A
Angela Jeon-Huh, Assistant Dean, International Students and Scholars Services, Drexel University
Angela began her career in international education in 2002 and began working for Drexel in 2010. As the assistant dean for the international students and scholar services (ISSS) office, Angela is responsible for overseeing ISSS programs and services including immigration, cultural, and academic services for approximately 4500 international students, scholars, staff, and faculty. She is also responsible for advising and serving as the signatory for H-1B and permanent residency applications for scholars, professional staff, and faculty.
Angela is currently an active member and presenter for NAFSA: Association of International Educators, Philadelphia Area International Educators’ Network, and NACADA: The Global Community for Academic Advising. She earned her bachelor’s degree in international politics and received her master’s degree in leadership development from Penn State University. Angela anticipates completing her doctorate in educational leadership from Drexel in 2015.