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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 Kathleen Sihler at kathleen.sihler@uni.edu or 319-273-6807 three months in  advance of your scholar's arrival.  

Specific information is required to begin the process of preparing for the scholar's visit.  Dean approval is required if any financial commitments are made on behalf of UNI (i.e. honorarium, in-kind services, travel reimbursement).  Department Head approval is required if there is no financial commitment.  There are possible tax implications for the host department if financial commitments are offered to the scholar.  Please discuss this with Kathleen in the early planning stages.

For guidelines and information on the responsibilities please follow the below links. 

An online Visitor Registry has been established to streamline 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 Kathleen Sihler.

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

There are limited on-campus housing options for international visiting scholars.  Please contact Kathleen Sihler, secretary for the Office of International Programs (OIP), at 319-273-6807 or kathleen.sihler@uni.edu for availability and rental rates. Reservations are made on a first come, first served basis.

These housing options are available through OIP for the 2017-18 academic year:

109 E Street​ - This is one-bedroom, furnished apartment on the south side of campus.  The apartment is furnished with bedding, towels, pans, dishes, basic furniture, etc.  The monthly rent includes all utilities (heat, air, electricity, water, internet connectivity, and laundry facilities).

318 G Street - This is a two-bedroom, furnished apartment on the south side of campus. This apartment is well suited to scholars traveling with families.  The apartment is furnished with bedding, towels, pans, dishes, basic furniture, etc.  The monthly rent includes all utilities (heat, air, electricity, water, internet connectivity and laundry facilities). 318 G Street on campus map

Hagemann 10 & Hagemann 11 -  These are both one-bedroom efficiency apartments located in the lower level of Hagemann Residence Hall on the west side of campus.  Single adults or two-person couples are appropriate for these apartments. Each apartment is furnished with bedding, towels, pans, dishes, basic furniture, etc.  The monthly rent includes all utilities (heat, air, electricity, water, internet connectivity and laundry facilities).  Hagemann Hall on campus map