Department Resources

ISSS will assist departments with questions about academics, immigration requirements, employment, and community life for international visitors on campus. This section provides information to assist departments with advising students, scholars, trainees and interns.

We hope that through navigating this site and visiting ISSS we will be able to assist you as best we can to understand the immigration and university requirements for our many international visitors.

Click here to read the University Guidelines for Sponsorship of International Faculty for Temporary Employment and Permanent Resident (May 2012).

If you have any further questions please do not hesitate to contact us


Brown Bag Seminars for Faculty and Staff

Alternate Fridays, 12:00-12:45pm

International Student and Scholar Services is pleased to announce a series of brown bag seminars open exclusively to faculty and staff at the University of Maryland, College Park. This seminar series offers resources and professional development for departmental administrators and faculty as they seek to educate and serve UMCP's diverse international community. Registration is limited to faculty and staff at the University of Maryland, College Park. A full description of upcoming seminars can be found in the calendar below. Please click here to register to attend an upcoming Brown Bag Seminar.


Global Certificate Program

Faculty and staff who attend a minimum number of Brown Bag Seminars or other eligible ISSS-sponsored workshops may qualify for a certificate of completion in the Global Certificate Program. Certificates may be earned in one of three tracks: the Employment track, the Cultural track, and the Academic track.

To earn a certificate of completion, a faculty/staff member must attend at least seven Brown Bag Seminars or other eligible ISSS-sponsored workshops. Four of those seven should be seminars from the same track: employment, cultural or academic. Once the faculty/staff member has attended the required number of seminars, a certificate of completion in one of the three tracks will be issued.

Certificates of completion are fantastic to include on your resume or your PRD (Performance Review and Development Process). Please click here to review a full list of our seminar offerings and their qualifying tracks. For more information, please contact Katrina Knudsen at

On-Call Seminars for Department Groups

Do you have a large group of administrators in your department who might benefit from a special session? Would your faculty meetings be enhanced by an ISSS presentation? International Student & Scholar Services can assist departments by offering on-call seminars for groups of 5 or more departmental administrators or faculty. Contact Katrina Knudsen at to schedule an on-call seminar today.