Introduction to the Office of International Programs

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STAFF INTRODUCTIONS
Kimberly Connelly
Director of International Programs
913-588-1480
[email protected]
Stacie Rader
Irina Aris
Alexandria Harkins
Office Manager
913-588-1480
[email protected]
International Exchange Visitor
and Employee Advisor
913-588-1485
[email protected]
International Student and
Exchange Visitor Advisor
913-588-1460
[email protected]
Zachary Rogers
Education Abroad Advisor
913-588-1482
[email protected]
OFFICE OF INTERNATIONAL PROGRAMS
VISION AND MISSION
International Programs Vision
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 Statement
The 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 Mission
The 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 Statement
Because 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.
INBOUND OVERVIEW
INBOUND
OIP’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.
VISAS
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F1 VISA (approximately 110 current students at KUMC) – a non-immigrant international student VISA which requires the student to
maintain a full course of study. http://www.kumc.edu/international-programs/students.html
– 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 VISA
– Benefits – CPT (Curricular Practical Training), OPT (Optional Practical Training), STEM Extension (18 month extension after OPT)
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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 exchange
– Upon admission or receipt of the Request for the DS-2019 and receipt of all required documents, KUMC issues a DS-2019 from
the government website SEVIS so that the EV can apply for the J1 VISA http://www.kumc.edu/international-programs/scholars.html
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H1B – (approximately 125 international employees currently at KUMC) Temporary Employment Based VISA
– VISA requested by employer generally for 3 years, with the option to renew for 3 more years http://www.kumc.edu/internationalprograms/forms-directory.html
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SHORT-TERM ELECTIVES (approximately 50 medical elective students yearly at KUMC) http://www.kumc.edu/internationalprograms/short-term-electives.htm
– International medical students come for 4-8 weeks to do rotations and stay at the International House
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INTERNATIONAL VISITOR, SHADOW/OBSERVER, VOLUNTEER, INTERNSHIP (approximately 50 yearly at KUMC)
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Modal Scholar Program – 2 yearly at KUMC
OUTBOUND OVERVIEW
• http://www.kumc.edu/international-programs/kumc-study-abroad.html
• Advising for all International Health Elective Opportunities for all students – for
credit and not for credit
• Facilitate communication between locations and students
• Develop programs
• Develop Exchanges
• Facilitate VISA applications
• ENSURE HEALTH AND SAFETY of all participants
– Health and Safety Meetings every second Friday of the month in Calkins
Conference Room
• Collection of all paperwork – passport, Waiver, Emergency Contact
• Communicate with students and academic departments/advisors
• Fulbright and International Scholarship advising
• International Agreements
INTERNATIONAL PROGRAMS
OUTBOUND NUMBERS
OUTBOUND (GENERAL)
• ’14 - 96
• ‘13- 64
• ’12 – 51
• ’11 – 50
• ’10 – 57
• ’09 – 66
• ’08 – 6
• ’07 – UNKNOWN
• ’06 – 35
• ’05 – 51
• ’04 – 21
• ’03 – 50
• ’02 – 49
INTERNATIONAL HEALTH EDUCATIONAL EXPERIENCE
NUMBERS AND COUNTRIES FOR 2014
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JANUARY 2014
– SCHOOL – SON
– TOTAL NUMBER – 5
– DESTINATIONS
• MALAWI
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FEBRUARY 2014
– SCHOOL – SOM (4TH year elective rotations)
– TOTAL NUMBER – 22
– DESTINATIONS
• Australia (3)
• Germany (2)
• Honduras (1)
• India (5)
• New Zealand (7)
• Zambia (4)
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FEBRUARY SPRING BREAK 2014
– SCHOOL – SOM M1’S AND M2’S
– TOTAL NUMBER -- 25
– DESTINATIONS
• Guatemala (14)
• Panama (11)
• SUMMER 2014
– SCHOOL – SON, SHP, SOM M1’S, FACULTY
– TOTAL NUMBER – 42
– DESTINATIONS
• Vellore, 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)
INTERNATIONAL ELECTIVE ROTATION
LOCATIONS 2014-2015
Australia - Monash - SOM
Australia - Sydney - SOM
Barbados - SOM, SON, SHP
Brazil - SOM
Cambodia - SOM
Costa Rica - SOM, SON, SHP
Ecuador - SOM
Ethiopia - SOM
Germany - SOM
Guatemala - SOM, SON, SHP
India - Vellore - SOM, SON, SHP
Ireland - Dublin - SOM
Ireland - Wexford - SOM
Malawi - SOM, SON
Mexico - SOM
Netherlands - SOM
New Zealand - SOM
Nicaragua – SOM (M1 only)
Panama - SOM, SON, SHP
Paraguay - SOM
South Africa - Rural - SOM
South Africa - Urban - SOM
Thailand – SOM, SON, SHP
Trinidad and Tobago - SOM
Uganda - SON
United Kingdom - SOM
Vietnam - SOM
Zambia - SOM
Zanzibar – SOM
Additional Programs:
INMED - SOM, SON, SHP
INTERNATIONAL ELECTIVE FUTURE LOCATIONS
• Expand SPANISH SPEAKING COUNTRIES
– Spain
– Peru (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)
• Nottingham
• Uganda
• Always looking to expand our students’ opportunities
OTHER INTERNATIONAL ENDEAVORS AND
PROGRAMS
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CULTURAL EXCHANGE AND TRAINING
– Culture Hour – offered every Thursday from 12-1 in Calkins Conference
– Global 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 crosscultural exchanges or language development. Additionally, we want to connect students who will be going abroad with students who
have returned from international
– ISI – Offers holiday parties, the Friendship Partner Program, Friday evening socials, support and friendship
– Clinical Culture and Diversity Series
– Monthly VISA Presentations
– International Education Week
Robinson Scholarship Program
Modale Scholar Program
Medical Mission Trip Participation
Faculty Research Collaborations
– Kenya
– Malawi
– Ethiopia
Developing International Residency Rotation Program in collaboration with GME and KUMC Faculty
Exchange Agreements

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