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WKU offices in Bowling Green will open at 10 a.m. Friday. Classes Friday remain canceled and campuses in Glasgow, Owensboro and Elizabethtown/Ft. Knox remain closed Friday. Saturday classes in Bowling Green will proceed as scheduled. Here is a link to the University’s attendance policy during adverse weather conditions. Use caution and watch for slick spots on roads and walks. 

Residence Halls remain open until noon Saturday. Bemis & Barnes have space for those who need to stay longer. Visit WKU Housing & Residence Life for more information.

The high school regional basketball tournament games scheduled for Wednesday night were canceled. Games will be rescheduled for Friday/Saturday. Follow WKU News for the latest updates. #WKUAlert

International Employee Services

International Employee Services

International Faculty & Staff

Western Kentucky University is home to approximately 100 international faculty and staff representing over 35 countries. Support for immigration issues for international faculty and staff are managed through the Office of International Programs (OIP). While there are a wide variety of immigration statuses and visas, the most common are H-1B and Permanent Resident. The OIP staff is happy to meet with you to discuss your individual situation and provide assistance for alternative immigration status.

A Note on Terminology:

A "visa" is a stamp in the passport issued by a US Embassy or Consulate abroad. A visa allows a person to travel to the United States and apply for admission to the US at the Port of Entry. If a visitor is outside the US and will need to apply for a visa in order to travel, allow additional time for visa processing beyond that indicated below.

"Status" refers to the immigration status the person has in the US, which may not match the visa. Status is indicated by the "I-94 Departure Record."


Inviting International Visitors

WKU hosts a variety of academic visitors from around the world. Federal guidelines provide specific rules on what types of foreign nationals may be paid or reimbursed for services. Departments should consult with OIP regarding federal immigration procedures if they have questions. For quick general information regarding visitor visas, please visit the Department of State.

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 Last Modified 9/25/14