The Center for International Education (CIE) encourages departments to host visiting
international scholars to teach or conduct research at UW-Eau Claire. Hosting a visiting
international scholar is a mutual rewarding experience for everyone involved. In addition, it can
provide various advantages for your faculty, staff and students, such as:
Enhancing engagement and interest in international topics by sharing different cultural and
Internationalizing the curriculum through the interaction with international faculty and cultural
Developing potential professional opportunities abroad for UW-Eau Claire faculty, staff and
We look forward in helping you and your scholar have a positive experience. The following
steps outline the process of hosting a scholar and the checklist can help your department prepare
for their visit at UW-Eau Claire.
Step 1: Department Determines Appropriate Visa
The appropriate visa must be considered. If remuneration (such as payment, stipend, housing,
etc.) is provided, please contact Sheila Whitely in Human Resources (36-4530) to determine
what kind of visa is required. If Human Resources determine that a J visa is fitting, continue to
Step 2. If the scholar is not receiving remuneration, continue to step 2.
Step 2: Department Submits Required Documents to the CIE
A helpful checklist of the required documents is provided to help you when determining the
details about the scholar’s appointment at UWEC. The CIE cannot issue visa documents unless
the proof of financial support (provided either from the scholar or hosting department) meets
regulations requirements. The hosting department should inform the CIE if the scholar will be
bringing their family member(s) to Eau Claire, since the CIE will include the scholar’s
dependants when determining sufficient financial support and purchasing health insurance.
Step 3: Scholar Submits Required Documents to the CIE
The scholar must submit the appropriate applicatio