2 STAFF INTRODUCTIONS Kimberly Connelly Director of International ProgramsStacie RaderOffice ManagerIrina ArisInternational Exchange Visitor and Employee AdvisorAlexandria HarkinsInternational Student and Exchange Visitor AdvisorZachary RogersEducation Abroad Advisor
3 OFFICE OF INTERNATIONAL PROGRAMS VISION AND MISSION In an interdependent world, International Programs believes it is essential for students, faculty and staff to have the opportunity to become personally and intellectually familiar with the people, ideas and customs of other nations. Such interaction not only promotes a universal perspective and intellectual growth, but it also contributes to the cultural and economic well-being of the university, the state and the nation.Inbound Mission StatementThe Office of International Programs strives to provide support and services to international students, scholars, and employees that will enable these individuals to lawfully pursue their academic and professional goals at the University of Kansas Medical Center.Education Abroad MissionThe Office of International Programs is committed to fostering and assisting with international educational experiences for KUMC students, faculty and staff. The goal of the Office of International Programs is to support and ensure the safety and success of all international travel experiences.International Travel/Education Abroad Policy StatementBecause of the complexities of international travel and the need to be aware of Department of State Travel Warnings and other pertinent safety information, it is required that all student international travel be registered with and approved by the Office of International Programs. Owing to the desire to give logistical and safety support for all members of the KUMC community, it is requested that any faculty or staff member participating in international travel as a representative of KUMC, also consult with the Office of International Programs in advance of travel.
4 INBOUND OVERVIEWINBOUNDOIP’S primary responsibilities relative to the inbound program are to communicate and interface between the government, individuals, departments and university to ensure compliance and to advise internationals on maintaining and changing status.VISASF1 VISA (approximately 110 current students at KUMC) – a non-immigrant international student VISA which requires the student to maintain a full course of study.Upon admission and receipt of all required documents, KUMC issues an I-20 from the government website SEVIS so that the student can apply for the F1 VISABenefits – CPT (Curricular Practical Training), OPT (Optional Practical Training), STEM Extension (18 month extension after OPT)J1 VISA (approximately 100 EV’s currently at KUMC) – a non-immigrant VISA issued to a student, researcher, scholar/Exchange Visitors (EV’s) participating in programs that promote a cultural exchangeUpon admission or receipt of the Request for the DS-2019 and receipt of all required documents, KUMC issues a DS from the government website SEVIS so that the EV can apply for the J1 VISAH1B – (approximately 125 international employees currently at KUMC) Temporary Employment Based VISAVISA requested by employer generally for 3 years, with the option to renew for 3 more years SHORT-TERM ELECTIVES (approximately 50 medical elective students yearly at KUMC)International medical students come for 4-8 weeks to do rotations and stay at the International House INTERNATIONAL VISITOR, SHADOW/OBSERVER, VOLUNTEER, INTERNSHIP (approximately 50 yearly at KUMC)Modal Scholar Program – 2 yearly at KUMC
5 OUTBOUND OVERVIEWAdvising for all International Health Elective Opportunities for all students – for credit and not for creditFacilitate communication between locations and studentsDevelop programsDevelop ExchangesFacilitate VISA applicationsENSURE HEALTH AND SAFETY of all participantsHealth and Safety Meetings every second Friday of the month in Calkins Conference RoomCollection of all paperwork – passport, Waiver, Emergency ContactCommunicate with students and academic departments/advisorsFulbright and International Scholarship advisingInternational Agreements
7 INTERNATIONAL HEALTH EDUCATIONAL EXPERIENCE NUMBERS AND COUNTRIES FOR 2014 JANUARY 2014SCHOOL – SONTOTAL NUMBER – 5DESTINATIONSMALAWIFEBRUARY 2014SCHOOL – SOM (4TH year elective rotations)TOTAL NUMBER – 22Australia (3)Germany (2)Honduras (1)India (5)New Zealand (7)Zambia (4)FEBRUARY SPRING BREAK 2014SCHOOL – SOM M1’S AND M2’STOTAL NUMBER -- 25Guatemala (14)Panama (11)SUMMER 2014SCHOOL – SON, SHP, SOM M1’S, FACULTYTOTAL NUMBER – 42DESTINATIONSVellore, India (7)Uganda (8)Costa Rica (7)South Africa (1)Bolivia (2)Peru (3)Guatemala (7)Ecuador (2)Mexico (1)Sweden (2)France (1)Malawi (1)
9 INTERNATIONAL ELECTIVE FUTURE LOCATIONS Expand SPANISH SPEAKING COUNTRIESSpainPeru (currently for M1’s and OT and expanding)Guatemala (currently for M1’s and M2’s and expanding)Costa Rica (currently for SON and expanding)NottinghamUgandaAlways looking to expand our students’ opportunities
10 OTHER INTERNATIONAL ENDEAVORS AND PROGRAMS CULTURAL EXCHANGE AND TRAININGCulture Hour – offered every Thursday from 12-1 in Calkins ConferenceGlobal Connections – a way for students, faculty and staff to connect with someone who shares an interest in different countries and cultures. We want to connect internationals here on campus with local students, faculty, and staff for the purpose of cross-cultural exchanges or language development. Additionally, we want to connect students who will be going abroad with students who have returned from internationalISI – Offers holiday parties, the Friendship Partner Program, Friday evening socials, support and friendshipClinical Culture and Diversity SeriesMonthly VISA PresentationsInternational Education WeekRobinson Scholarship ProgramModale Scholar ProgramMedical Mission Trip ParticipationFaculty Research CollaborationsKenyaMalawiEthiopiaDeveloping International Residency Rotation Program in collaboration with GME and KUMC FacultyExchange Agreements