News and Announcements
north2north Scholarships available!!
For all UAF students applying to exchange to a north2north partner institution for the Academic Year, Fall, or Spring, our office has scholarships available! Scholarships are up to $2,500 per semester! Deadlines for the Fall and Academic Year is March 1. Scholarships for Spring programs is October 1!
Please click here for more information.
Summer and Winter Break Travel:
If you are traveling outside the U.S. after the semester ends, remember to have your I-20 or DS-2019 signed if you will be returning to resume your program. If you are in H-1B status, remember to pick up your I-797 Approval Notice. Our office is open year-round with the exception of the university closure between the Christmas and New Year holidays. Please forward a copy of your electronic I-94 record on your return so that we have it in your file. You may need copies of all records when applying for future immigration benefits.
For immigration emergencies during non-work hours, please contact the UAF Police Department at 474-7721.
Study as a tourist (B-1 or B-2 status):
We often get questions from UAF departments and prospective students about enrolling in classes while in B-1 or B-2 status. Regulations specifically prohibit this, as outlined by guidance from the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services. This information can also be found in our information for UAF Departments.
For International Students and Scholars: Are friends or family planning to visit you this semester or attend your graduation? If so, a sample invitation letter template, to be used in acquiring their B-2 (visitor) visas, is available for your use under the Forms and Documents link. You may copy and paste the wording into a Word document, tailor it to your specific situation, print, sign and send to them.
Please note that due to limited personnel resources, we cannot issue letters of invitation. A letter from UAF International Programs & Initiatives is NOT necessary for a successful B-2 invitation. Your personal letter of invitation is most important.
UAF News and information
February 13, 2019
There are hundreds of national and international opportunities all over the U.S. and the world. Learn more about UAF's study-away programs on Feb. 21.
September 12, 2012
Students who are interested in taking classes in another country or another U.S. state can learn about options they have for studying away at UAF at the Study Away Fair, which will take place from noon – 4 p.m, Tuesday, Sept. 25 , and from 8 a m.-2 p.m., Wednesday, Sept. 26 in the Wood […]
November 01, 2011
A lecture entitled “Emerging Russia and China: Impact and Awareness for Alaska and Alaskans,” will be presented by Jonathan Adelman, professor from the Jossef Korbel School of International Studies, University of Denver, at 6:30 p.m., Thursday, Nov. 3, in the Wood Center Ballroom. This lecture is hosted by the UAF International Programs and Initiatives office and is free […]