University of Northern Iowa

Process For Formally Inviting International Visitors

Process for Formally Inviting International Visitors

If you are interested in bringing an international visitor the UNI campus please contact the Office of International Programs secretary, Beccy Johnson, at or 319-273-6807.

Once the Office of international Programs (OIP) has received notification by a department head that they want to host an international visitor or OIP is contacted by an international partner/professor looking for an appropriate departmental match, specific information is required to begin the process of bringing the visitor to the UNI campus.  If the international visitor you are hosting requires immigration documentation please complete the attach DS-2019 application, if applicable.

The University of Northern Iowa encourages colleges, departments and faculty members to invite foreign scholars to campus to engage in academic and research collaborations and to teach.  Such visits provide the UNI community with a diversity of perspectives, which facilitate the generation of knowledge.

To begin the process of bringing your visitor to the UNI campus, please complete the following forms:

The below forms are mandatory for host departments to complete.

Below are (informational only) items that might help host departments

Information for Prospective International Visitors

If you are a prospective international visitor and would like to come to the University of Northern Iowa but need assistance establishing a departmental host please contact the director of the Office of International Programs Professor Craig Even Klafter, Associate Provost for International Programs, at or 319-273-6807.

The below forms are needed for international visitors to complete.