This guide includes some specific information about the international student population at UW-Platteville and some information about working with international students in general.
This guide will help academic advisors understand the student visa regulations with which international students on an F-1 student visa must comply in order to maintain legal status in the U.S. and know under what circumstances international students are required to make an appointment with the International Student and Scholar Services (ISSS) office.
With support from UCLA and Terra Dotta Software, the Center for Global Education at UCLA has collected samples of innovative practices for international student support at colleges and universities across the U.S.
Allowing international students extra time for taking exams/tests, quizzes, etc., due to difficulties with the English language is up to the discretion of each faculty member; there is no policy requiring or prohibiting extra time for international students to take exams. Using the Testing Center (TC) is an option for professors who want to give international students extra time completing exams.
To request TC accommodation, the professor must submit a Testing Center Form. On the form, select the box stating the student does not have a VISA, and write next to it that the student is an international student. While students with VISAs receive priority placement at the TC, international students will be accommodated as space allows. Please note: Students are not eligible to receive a VISA based only upon their international status.
This document illustrates the difference between two different types of F-1 visa employment authorizations: Curricular Practical Training (CPT) and Optional Practical Training (OPT).
Have you ever heard students say "I'm an 'F' Student" or "I'm a 'J' Student"? This document outlines the main differences between the F-1 and J-1 student visas.
It's really not as much work as people think to hire an international student in F-1 or J-1 status!
Since a significant portion of our UW-Platteville international students are Muslim, faculty/staff may find it helpful to be aware of the Muslim holidays that take place throughout the year. Dates of Muslim holidays change each year since the Islamic calendar is based on the lunar calendar.
For a list of holidays celebrated in countries from around the world, please visit: http://www.timeanddate.com/holidays/.
To find out what time it is right now in cities across the world, please visit http://www.timeanddate.com/worldclock/.
If you need to make a phone call to someone outside of the U.S., go to http://www.howtocallabroad.com/ to find out the country code and other information about the country you are calling.
FAQ for Academic Advisors advising International Students: http://www.nafsa.org/findresources/Default.aspx?id=32981
Guide to Advising Saudi/Kuwaiti Students
Two of UW-Platteville's biggest groups of international students come from Saudi Arabia or Kuwait. If you are interested in learning more about the Saudi and Kuwaiti cultures and how they may impact the way you advise this specific sub-group of international students at UW-Platteville, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org to request a guide.
Guide to Advising South Korean Students
Another one of UW-Platteville’s biggest groups of international students come from South Korea. If you are interested in learning more about the South Korean culture and how it may impact the way you advise South Korean students at UW-Platteville, please contact email@example.com to request a guide.
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