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The U’s first-ever cross-campus global course

Professor Jay Jordan’s WRTG 4010 opened up borders during the height of COVID By the beginning of fall semester in 2020, the entire world knew that COVID-19 was here to stay. For schools and higher education institutions, that meant classes would resume via Zoom for an indefinite amount of time; and students and faculty alike […]

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International Education Week 2022 enjoys biggest success in years

International Education Week (IEW) 2022 wrapped up in spectacular fashion on Friday, November 18, as one of the most memorable iterations of the U’s beloved annual cultural celebration in recent history. The week (Nov.14–18) was presented in a hybrid format; with some departments continuing to reap the unique benefits of hosting online information sessions and […]

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International Night returns along with several revamped ISSS programs

One of the University of Utah’s beloved annual events, International Night, will be making its in-person return on Friday, November 18 of this year, for the first time since 2019. The night will include food, performances from international students and local groups, and tabling by international student clubs as a way to celebrate the diverse […]

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New Global U Leaders Bring Fresh Expertise

Three new leaders will soon join the University of Utah’s Office for Global Engagement (OGE). The three will offer vision and oversight for outgoing student mobility; support for incoming international students and scholars; and program development and risk mitigation, respectively. Alexandra Wallace will fill the role of Director for Learning Abroad in mid-May, Anastasia Fynn […]

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The J-1 Visa Exchange Visitor Program

As University officials vet candidates for various on-campus appointments, a common question arises, “Can I extend an offer to a visiting foreign scholar”? The answer to this question is yes! Although there are certain eligibility requirements that must be met, visiting on a J-1 visa is one of the options the University can use to […]

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Supplies Urgently Needed for Ukraine

***As of July 13, 2022, the U is no longer accepting donations to the Utah for Ukraine Supply Drive, led by Dr. Bogdana Schmidt (Huntsman Cancer Institute and University of Utah Health).   The outpouring of support has been absolutely inspiring and we are grateful to be part of this big-hearted community. The last shipment […]

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Fulbright Celebrates 75 Years of Building Bridges

In 1945, as the world was reeling from the aftermath of World War II, James William Fulbright—a U.S. senator from Arkansas—proposed the creation of a program aimed at averting future nuclear wars. The concept was founded in Fulbright’s belief that connecting people from different countries would ultimately foster greater understanding and cooperation between their nations. […]

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International Alumni? ISSS wants to hear from you!

The International Student & Scholar Services Office is connecting with international alumni from all over the world through their newly launched International Alumni Survey. In addition to discovering the amazing things alumni have been doing since finishing their degree, the office aims to gather advice for incoming international students about how to have a successful […]

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Guiding “Global U”

Dear colleagues, As we wade into a new school year, I find myself struck by the privilege of new beginnings–the air alive with excitement as we take what we know into fresh chapters and prepare ourselves to receive new lessons. After joining the Office for Global Engagement in late June, I’ve been immersed in this […]

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International Alumni: Muhammad Aiman Arashid

International Alumni Profile Muhammad Aiman Arashid Malaysia ISSS recently launched an International Alumni Survey to connect with international alumni from all over the world, discover the amazing things they’ve accomplished since finishing their degree, and gather their advice to incoming international students about how to have a successful and enjoyable experience at the U. Today […]

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