International Student & Scholar Services (ISSS)

90-minute Conference Session

Fair Use of the B Visa: Short-term Visitors on Campus

Thursday, October 20
2:00 PM - 3:30 PM
Room: Rose Island II

Many institutions grapple with the question of whether Visitor (B) visas and the visa waiver program can be used by individuals coming to the United States for a variety of education-related activities. Presenters discuss the appropriate uses of the B visa and visa waiver program.

Learning Objectives:

Elizabeth A. Goss

Goss Associates, LLC

Elizabeth Goss is the founder of Goss Associates with offices in Boston. She specializes in the representation of physicians, researchers, trainees, and students in the higher education and health care fields, securing their temporary and permanent visas. In addition, she has extensive experience representing multinational corporations and entrepreneurial ventures in a wide array of immigration matters. Liz is a frequent speaker at NAFSA and AILA. She is also a frequent guest speaker at universities and research institutions across the US. She is a former Reg Ombud for Region XI and is the current the Chair of NAFSA's Employment-Based Subcommittee (ISSRP).


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Ann Kuhlman

Director, Office of International Students and Scholars
Yale University Office of International Students & Scholars

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>Ann Kuhlman is the director of the office of international students and scholars at Yale University. She oversees the operation of the International Center for Yale Students and Scholars, directing programs and providing services to more than 4,000 international students, researchers, faculty, staff, and their dependents. With a staff of 13 professionals, she plans and manages a variety of activities, including program development, advising services, and liaison with governmental and non-governmental agencies. Before coming to Yale, she was the associate director for the Office of International Programs at the University of Pennsylvania and worked for NAFSA in Washington, DC. Kuhlman received several international travel awards (including a Fulbright to Korea) and has been an active member leader in NAFSA since the late 1970s. From 2000-2007, she served as the vice president of the Connecticut Fulbright Alumni Association.


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Jeanne E. Kelley

ISSO Managing Director
Boston University

Jeanne specializes in institutional policy formulation, nonimmigrant employment matters and federal immigration compliance in higher education. She has been working in the field of international education for nearly 25 years. She began in admissions and immigration processing at the ELS Language Center after completing a Bachelor’s degree from Clark University in International Relations. She then completed a Master’s degree in International/Mass Communication at Boston University. She currently directs a professional team at the Bosotn University ISSO providing comprehensive immigration sponsorship and support services to more than 10,000 international students and scholars.


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