This is an important message for individuals who will require a visa to enter the United States.
You must complete VISA requests forms NO LATER than April 25, 2016.
Participants who are not U.S. citizens or U.S. Permanent Residents must be admitted to the U.S. in the appropriate visa status.
The Office of International Services (OIS) will determine the appropriate visa status for Summer Institute participants. The visa type will depend upon a few factors specific to each participant. Bloomberg School Institute participants do not meet institutional standards for F-1 student visa sponsorship. If it is determined that visa sponsorship from the Bloomberg School is necessary, the Institute will initiate an application for J-1 Exchange Visitor sponsorship in coordination with the OIS. [Note: Internet MPH students who are participating in the Institutes must apply for F-1 student visas, since they are pursuing a degree program. Exceptions are made only on a case-by-case basis.]
It can take several months to secure the appropriate visa stamp to enter the United States, so please plan accordingly. Specifically, individuals who will require F1 or J1 visas must submit all required documentation to the Bloomberg School NO LATER than April 25, 2016.
Institute participants who do not heed this advice risk being denied entry to the U.S. at the port of entry. If you have any questions about visa sponsorship, please contact the Office of International Services.
For more information, please visit the Office of International Services' website.
To start the process to obtain a J-1 VISA, which is required to attend the Summer Institute, please contact Ms. Pamela Davis, Health Policy and Management Institute Coordinator.
Please note that all students in the J-1 VISA status are require to have Health Insurance, failure to obtain the required insurance will result in the termination of your J-1 VISA. For more infromation on what is required and how to obtain the insurance, please visit the Office of International Services' wesbite.