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Faculty and Staff Workshops

The Office of International Students, Scholars & Programs (ISSP) provides W&M faculty and staff workshops that offer knowledge, skills, and resources for supporting W&M’s diverse international community. If you have suggestions for workshops, please contact [[m|ywong,Eva Wong]]. Workshops have included:

Helping International Students in Our Classrooms

This workshop is designed to provide tips and discussion about classroom practices that support international students. The workshop will include a brainstorming activity, discussion, and short presentation. We will offer tips on how to better support international student learning in and out of the classroom and share more information about English language resources available at W&M.

Crash Course Chinese

Every year more and more international students and scholars join the W&M community, with Chinese students and scholars making up the largest proportion of this population. To better educate and relate with Chinese international students and scholars, ISSP is offering a brief workshop on the basics of Chinese language. Topics will include the Chinese naming culture, basic pronunciation, character composition, and simple greetings.

Supporting W&M’s International Community

W&M has a diverse community of international students, scholars, faculty, staff, and families. Who are they? Learn about the different groups represented on campus and discover ISSP resources on how to better support them.

Immigration Options for Hiring at William & Mary
Learn more about the main immigration statuses we use when hiring international employees. This session will outline the process for each immigration option and explain the factors that come into play when deciding on an appropriate immigration status sponsorship for the new hire.
Pathways to Permanent Residency

Interested in learning about the different pathways to US permanent residency (greencard)? Join us for this informational session presented by immigration attorneys. This session will cover the most common  pathways to permanent residency in the US with a focus on employment based permanent residency sponsorship.

Becoming a US Citizen

Interested in becoming a US citizen? Or do you have family and friends going through the process and would like to understand it better? This session will outline the eligibility criteria for naturalization, the process, potential pitfalls and complications, and situations where you may want to hire an immigration attorney.