Welcome International Scholars and Faculty

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Hosting Department/College

Hosting an international faculty member/scholar requires extra documents and different procedures.  Due to the new visa regulations and requirements, U.S. embassies and consulates abroad require foreign scholars to have personal interviews prior to receiving a visa.  This procedure has caused many delays in receiving visas.  In order to help bring international faculty members/scholars to UW-La Crosse in a timely manner, the Office of International Education encourages each hosting department and college to:
  • Invite scholars as early as possible.  Allow a minimum of three months from the date OIE receives the "International Visitor Approval Form" to the anticipated arrival date of scholars.
  • Make sure the International Visitor Approval Form is complete and all supporting documents are attached before submitting to OIE.
  • Notify OIE as soon as your scholar arrives on campus and bring him/her to OIE to check in within ten days of his/her arrival.
  • Notify OIE within ten days of the completion of the scholar's program.

If you have any questions or need additional information, please contact our office.

Visiting Faculty and Scholars

Welcome to the University of Wisconsin-La Crosse!  We are delighted that you are considering UW-L for your international research or teaching.  In order for us to help you with appropriate documents, please fill out the "International Visitor Approval Form"  (IVAF) and send it to the UW-L hosting department.  If you would like to stay in our International Scholars Residence, please attach the "Housing Reservation Form" with your IVAF.  Please note that only four (4) rooms are available each semester.  Early reservation is highly recommended.