Innovative International Student Support Programming

Innovations in Career Development

Institution Program Details
Indiana University–Bloomington

IU Immigration Bridge Program

  • If you have a solid job opportunity in the United States, but your prospective employer is hesitant about the H-1B visa process, the IU Immigration Bridge Program launched at the Kelley School of Business can help you get to an offer—even with companies that don't typically sponsor students with U.S. work authorization needs.
  • IU Immigration Bridge is a proactive partnership between the Kelley School of Business, the IU Office of International Services, and a top immigration law firm, Fragomen, Del Rey, Bernsen & Loewy LLP to assist students with H-1B visa needs by streamlining the visa process for potential employers.
  • While the IU Bridge Program does not guarantee a visa sponsorship, an H-1B visa, or employment, it does improve the situation for students with U.S. work authorization needs being recruited both on and off campus.
University of Illinois at Urbana–Champaign

International Student Career Certificate (ICC) Program

University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

Preparing International Teaching Assistants Program

  • The Preparing International Teaching Assistants Program (PITAP) is for international graduate students who are or plan to be teaching assistants. Students learn key skills for the American classroom.
  • The program helps students:
    • Develop teaching skills
    • Build cross-cultural communication skills
    • Improve spoken English

We would appreciate your feedback. We would like to hear from you about any programs you've developed to help support the orientation and integration of international students on your campus as well as others you've seen as positive models at other institutions! Please provide that information to us at