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When a department has identified a prospective international scholar it wishes to invite or to employ, the first step is to communicate this to ISSS by completing the Initial International Faculty/Scholar Request Form located on the Sakai website.

If the prospective scholar has already been offered a position or invited to participate in an activity, staff at ISSS will contact the scholar requesting that he/she complete the Prospective International Scholar-Faculty Personal Information Form.

Based on the information received from the department and prospective scholar-faculty member, ISSS, in conjunction with the inviting or hiring principal investigator/supervisor, will decide what the most appropriate non-immigrant status would be to bring the individual to campus.