BGC/BUILD: An Introduction to Federal Regulations Affecting International Students

Thursday, March 1, 2018 - 9:30am to 11:30am
International Commons (Room 1117) University Capitol Centre
200 South Capitol Street
Iowa City, IA 52240
This event is BUILD approved.

Immigration laws regulate many aspects of international students' lives, including entry to the United States, the conditions under which they may remain in this country and re-enter after traveling abroad, and eligibility for immigration benefits such as employment and extension of stay. This session will provide an introductory overview of the application and visa process, foundations of U.S. student immigration law, ISSS responsibilities to the Department of Homeland Security and to the student, and the basic rules that international students must follow to remain in status while studying in the United States.

Participants who attend this session will be able to:

  • develop an awareness of the basic federal rules and regulations international students must follow to remain in status while studying in the United States
  • recognize the complex employment guidelines international students must follow

Learn how International Student and Scholar Services (ISSS) staff are able to help departments with immigration concerns and issues

The Building University of Iowa Leadership for Diversity (BUILD) and the Building Our Global Community (BGC) certificates are initiatives from the Chief Diversity Office and International Students and Scholars Services respectively. Both programs give UI faculty and staff the opportunity to gain knowledge and skills to contribute to a welcoming and inclusive campus environment. To learn more about the BUILD and BGC initiatives and how to enroll visit: Sign-up is available for employees through Employee Self-Service/My Training.

Individuals with disabilities are encouraged to attend all University of Iowa sponsored events. If you are a person with a disability who requires an accommodation in order to participate in this program, please contact Chief Diversity Office in advance at 353-2388 or by email at