Academic Assembly understands that one of the single most important parts of student recruitment is visa conversion and the single most part of visa conversion is knowing what you are doing. As they say, the “devil is in the detail” and with our suite of online professional training, you’ll get it right. Designed for immigration officers, PDSO/DSOs and anyone involved in the logistics of seeing international applications turn into students on campus, the Academic Assembly Immigration and Visa Training Courses are your guide to becoming an authority on federal regulations and procedures in foreign student and immigration advising and training.
The Essential Bundle is a series of e-learning courses that provides in-depth and up-to-the-minute insight into the various regulations, common interpretations and the best practice implementation of visa processing. Designed to help international student services staff, the Essential Bundle combines the most important eCourses. Topics covered include:
- How to use SEVIS system, create & maintain records and manage alerts.
- Updating the institutional I-17 and applying for recertification
- Details of I-20 issuance, travel and re-entry
- Addressing common situations encountered by Designated School Officials
- Handling undocumented students
- Understanding various immigration status
- Defining who should be classified as an international student
These courses were created by Ron Cushing, one the leading Immigration experts in the field. Ron has been the Director of the UC International Services at the University of Cincinnati for over 20 years, where he is responsible for serving nearly 5,000 non-immigrant students, faculty, and researchers on an annual basis in the F, J, H-1B, TN and O visa classifications. With a meticulous eye for detail and a determination to get things right, Ron has become an authority on federal regulations and procedures and for 18 years his annual training workshop has drawn businesses, high schools, colleges and universities, and recruiting agencies. Ron has trained over 700 individuals from hundreds of different institutions across the United States and in multiple countries.
If you are new to international student services, you might also be interested in Academic Assembly’s Strategic Consulting to help create a practical and effective plan.