Training and Workshops

How to Help UT's International Students and Scholars

How do you hire an international scholar? What’s life like for an international student? What do you need to know about your students’ exchange program requirements? These are some of the questions International Student & Scholar Services tackles in our UTLearn Series. At UT, Texas Global isn’t the only group that needs to know how to work with and advise our 5,000+ international students and scholars. Our UTLearn sessions provide faculty and staff the tools they need to help students and scholars succeed.

HR Essentials

Hiring and Inviting International Faculty & Scholars

This course covers the immigration processes involved in inviting international faculty and scholars to The University of Texas at Austin for teaching or research. The primary focus will be on H-1B visa status, with some time devoted to the TN and O-1 statuses.

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Sponsoring International Faculty & Researchers for Permanent U.S. Residency

UT departments may sponsor permanent researchers and faculty members for U.S. Lawful Permanent Resident (LPR) status (i.e. a "green card"). This course will explain the LPR process and provide other important information for departments, including the common routes to permanent residence, the UT job titles eligible for sponsorship, timing issues associated with the process, and the various roles involved (institution, department, International Student and Scholar Services and the employee). It will also preview the relevant forms, describe other necessary documentation, and explain the process for family members.

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Hiring International Students

Understanding international student immigration issues can be quite complicated, especially those surrounding employment. This workshop is designed to give you basic knowledge of immigration to aid you in handling issues that your department may encounter when employing international students. Presenters will give an overview of international students at The University of Texas at Austin, employment options for those in F-1 and J-1 student status, and the hiring process for international students. Throughout this hands-on workshop, real-life examples and exercises will be given to help participants acquire practical skills for understanding international student issues related to employment.

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Sponsoring J-1 Scholars and Student Interns

Inviting international visitors to UT can be a complicated process, especially when requesting J-1 status. This workshop will address questions on a variety of topics, including eligibility, advantages and disadvantages to utilizing the various J-1 categories, and department procedures for inviting J-1 Scholars and Student Interns.

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Other UTLearn Trainings

Working With and Advising International Students

International students contribute to the diversity and cultural richness at The University of Texas at Austin by offering their unique worldview and perspectives in our classrooms and on campus. The workshop provides an overview of international students at the university, unique challenges they may experience and immigration-related academic and employment regulations they must adhere to while studying in Austin.

This semester the workshop is offered as a self-paced, online Canvas course.


myIO Training for Departments

This training is a requirement to access myIO, the information system that manages immigration processes for international faculty and scholars. This course is geared specifically toward staff and faculty who invite international scholars. Initiations include: J-1, J-1 student interns, H-1B employees, O-1 employees, and LPRs.

  1. Access the course by going to UT Learn
  2. Click the “request” button which takes you to your active transcript page
  3. Locate the course and click the “launch” button
  4. You will see a grey page with a two-step instruction
  5. Click on the forward arrow once
  6. Then, click on the play button embedded in the center of the slide image
  7. After the 45 minute course, you will have a quiz to take
  8. Create a myIO profile and send the certificate of completion to for ISSS to grant you authorization to initiate immigration processes