These steps are intended to help you prepare for international scholars (not students) who will be visiting IU Bloomington for at least several weeks.
Hosting international scholars
Collect the necessary information
Contact the College International Office with the following details:
- Dates of visit
- Reason for visit
- The visitor’s home country
- If the visitor will be receiving payment, honorarium, travel reimbursement
- If the visitor will be traveling alone or accompanied by family members
Contact the Office of International Services (OIS) for information about starting the visa process. Provide OIS with the information from Step 1 as it is vital when determining visa type.
Note: Visitors from visa waiver countries (such as those in Western Europe) may still need a visa as this is based on not only the duration of a visit but also its purpose. This step should be completed as soon as you know the visitor will be coming to IU.