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Information for International Scholars & Employees

Please note that the following information is meant to be used only by prospective and current scholars and employee of Florida State University and only in the context of international visits to FSU specifically. It is not intended to be used and should not be construed as general legal advice.

International Scholars include:

  • J-1 Exchange Visitors in the categories of professor, research scholar , short-term scholar, specialist, or student intern
  • Employees (faculty, staff, etc.) with nonimmigrant statuses such as H-1B, TN, O-1, E-3, etc.
  • Short-term visitors to campus coming in B (visitor) status or through the Visa Waiver program.

The Center for Global Engagement advises departments on the best visa classification for prospective scholars & employees and assists with required documentation.

Prospective scholars should communicate directly with the host department to initiate invitations or immigration paperwork required for a visa.

Scholar and Employee Advising Contacts


Kristen Hagen
H-1B, TN, &
Permanent Residence khagen@fsu.edu
(850)-644-9563


Tanya Schaad
J-1 Scholars
tschaad@fsu.edu
(850)-644-0977


Luciana X. Hornung
H-1B, TN, & Permanent Residence
lhornung@fsu.edu
(850)-644-9549