Services for International Employees & Scholars

Arrival

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International Programs is excited to welcome you to the KU community.  The orientation process is going to be based on your visa category.  You will have an opportunity to meet with an International Advisor to discuss the legal rights and benefits of your visa status, as well as learn about resources on campus and in the surrounding community.

All J-1 scholars must attend a New Scholar Orientation meeting.  You can register for a session in your iHawk account.  Please complete all other e-forms after registering for the orientation meeting.  The New Scholar Orientation meeting is a mandatory meeting required for your visa.  Please register for the first possible meeting time.  During the New Scholar Orientation session you will learn about your immigration documents, how to maintain your immigration status, health insurance, benefits associated with your appointment, and information about living in Lawrence.

If you are going to be an employee at the University of Kansas then you will be able to apply for a social security number the day after you attend a New Scholar Orientation session .  Possession of  a social security number is important  to complete paperwork to start receiving your paycheck.  This is one of the reasons why we suggest you arrive before your DS-2019 Form start date.

H-1B employees should contact their advisor in International Programs and schedule a meeting.  This meeting should be with advisor that submitted your H-1B petition.  Your advisor will answer questions you have about how to maintain your H-1B status and next steps, as well as talk to you about living in the Lawrence community.  Please bring your passport to the meeting.

If you do not have a social security number, you should apply for one immediately.  Please visit the Social Security Number section of this website to learn about the process and required documents.

O-1 employees should contact their advisor in International Programs and schedule a meeting.  This meeting should be with advisor that submitted your O-1 petition.  Your advisor will answer questions you have about how to maintain your O_1 status and next steps, as well as talk to you about living in the Lawrence community.  Please bring your passport to the meeting.

If you do not have a social security number, you should apply for one immediately.  Please visit the Social Security Number section of this website to learn about the process and required documents.

Please contact an advisor in International Programs to learn if you should schedule an arrival meeting.  If you will be an employee at KU, then you will need a social security number before you can begin employment. Please visit the Social Security Number section of this website to learn how to apply for a number.


International Calendar

One of the first 12 intensive English programs in the United States
Each semester year, the AEC enrolls about 250 students representing more than 35 countries on six continents.
Start working on your degree now! You can take university classes for credit at the same time you are taking English classes.
Earn university credits now! You can use 9 AEC credits as elective credits toward your KU degree in the College of Liberal Arts & Sciences, Business, and Architecture.
Fulfill a university requirement! Completion of your English proficiency requirements means you have finished your foreign language requirement at the University of Kanas.
We have computers just for you! The AEC has its own computer lab that AEC students can use for free.
We have tutoring just for you! The AEC has an Academic Resource Center where AEC students can get free tutoring from AEC teachers.
We have Conversation Groups just for you! You can practice your English language conversation skills at our AEC Conversation Groups.
Need help? Have a question? The AEC has a team of cross-cultural advisors ready to answer your questions and help you with any problem you are facing.
We are experts at what we do! AEC faculty and administrators have a total of 701 years in International Education.