Department Administrator Trainings

A Virtual Guide for Academic Departments

There are more than 2,500 international students studying at Georgetown University and we expect this number to continue to grow steadily over the next 10 years. Each of our international students brings unique cultural values and global experiences that enhance the Georgetown community. At the same time, these new Hoyas are international visitors who are subject to unique laws and restrictive federal regulations that make their academic experience on the hilltop unique.

The SIX videos below review specific rules that affect our international students. An awareness of these complex rules helps department administrators more effectively advise students as they learn to navigate both the requirements of the academic program and their new lives on campus.

We look forward to working with you and serving as a resource to you and your students. For an in-depth discussion of these topics, please attend one of our in-person department training sessions or feel free to invite OGS staff to speak to any issues of concern at faculty or staff meetings.

-Scholar Department Training

Many Departments on campus will also invite Visiting Researchers, employ Postdoctoral Fellows or other researchers or hire international staff and faculty who will require visa sponsorship. If you are new to processing visa requests for scholars or just simply want a refresher, contact Sandra Layton. Staff in the Office of Global Services are happy to set up one-on-one training meetings that best fit your Department’s needs.




Please Note that the Graduate School has determined that teaching and research assistantships are the equivalent of  20 hours of work each week in the first year and 15 hours of work each week in subsequent years.