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International Student and Scholar Support

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For Academic Departments

Hosting international students and scholars is an exciting undertaking at the University of South Carolina. As a flagship research institution, a global outlook is in our DNA. This section is designed to help academic departments understand the details of hosting, hiring, and supporting international students and scholars at the University of South Carolina.

General Information About F-1 Students

Learn more about the F-1 visa and how you can support F-1 international students in your department

How to Hire an F-1 or J-1 Student for On-campus Student Employment

Learn more about how to hire an international student to work in your department. General information about how to properly complete the I-9 (very important for institutional and student compliance) can be found here.

How to Hire an F-1 student for Post-graduation Employment

Learn more about Optional Practical Training

General Information About J-1 Scholars

Learn more about the Exchange Visitor BridgeUSA Program and the J-1 Visa.

How to Host a J-1 Scholar

Learn the specific steps for hosting a J-1 scholar at the University of South Carolina

Departmental Responsibilities for J-1 Scholars

Learn more about your responsibilities as the J-1 sponsor.

Webinar Series for Academic Departments

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