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Process For Inviting International Visiting Scholars

Process for Formally Inviting International Visiting Scholars

If you are interested in bringing an international visiting scholar to the UNI campus please contact the Office of International Programs ("OIP") secretary, Beccy Johnson, at beccy.johnson@uni.edu or 319-273-6807.

Once OIP receives notification from an academic host department that they are interested in hosting an international visiting scholar, specific information is required to begin the process of bringing the visitor to campus.  Dean approval is required if any financial commitments are made on behalf of UNI, including in-kind, or Department Head approval if there is no financial commitment.    For guidelines and information on the responsibilities please follow the below links. 

An online Visitor Registry has been established to streamlined the process of inviting international visitors to campus.  All mandatory forms can now be completed online.  To complete an application please follow the visitor registry link.  Click on the "Apply Now" button to the right of "Host an International Visitor" box and follow the prompts.  You will need your UNI user name and pass-phrase to continue.  If you have any questions please contact Beccy Johnson.

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.

Information for Prospective International Visitors Looking for an Appropriate Academic Match

If you are a prospective international visitor and would like to come to the University of Northern Iowa but need assistance establishing an academic host please contact Mr. Philip Plourde, Executive Director of International Programs, at philip.plourde@uni.edu or 319-273-6807.

Housing for International Visiting Scholars:

On campus housing accommodations should be requested as soon as possible.  Please contact Ms. Jean Wiesley, Assistant Director of Residence/Administrative Services at 319-273-2333 or Jean.wiesley@uni.edu to request housing.  There is information regarding on-campus housing on the Department of Residence ("DOR") website, https://www.uni.edu/dor.  Please let the DOR know if any family members will be coming with you as this will affect available housing options.  There is a limited number of furnished apartments available and reservations are made on a first come first serve basis.  Rental rates are adjusted annually and are available from Jean Wiesley.

318 G Street - This is a standard two-bedroom apartment.  The rent includes all utilities (heat, air, electric, water, cable TV, internet connectivity, telephone, excluding long distance, and laundry facilities).  The apartment is fully furnished, including bedding, towels, pans, dishes, etc.  It is located on the south side of campus, see the attached campus map.  Children and families are welcome in this apartment. 318 G Street on Campus Map

10 Hagemann Hall - This is a standard one-bedroom apartment.  The rent includes all utilities (heat, air, electric, water, cable TV, internet connectivity, telephone, excluding long distance, and laundry facilities).  The apartment is fully furnished, including bedding, towels, pans, dishes, etc.  It is located in the lower level of a residence hall on campus, see the attached campus map.  Since this is a residence hall adults only are a better fit for this apartment.  10 Hagemann on Campus Map