International Student and Scholar Services (ISSS)

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Open Meeting: Peer-to-Peer Discussions: International Student and Scholar Employment

Wednesday, May 31
11:45 AM - 12:45 PM
LACC, Room 304AB

Join a discussion on strategies for the most effective and appropriate us of various visa categories (F-1, J-1, H-1B, TN, E-3, O-1, and LPR) and the benefits, issues, and challenges associated with each category.

Fumiko Futai

Advisor to International Scholars
Massachusetts Institute of Technology

Fumiko Futai is Advisor in the International Scholars Office at MIT who serves for approximately 2400 international scholars each year. She has worked at MIT since 2001 providing support and advise to scholars on immigration matters on J-1, H-1B, TN, F-1 OPT, O-1, PR, filing immigration petitions and serving on campus committees to present the needs of the international population. Fumiko has presented numerous sessions and workshops related to J-1 issues at NAFSA conferences. She is currently a member of NAFSA ISS-RP Employment Based Subcommittee."

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Adam Julian

Director, International Student and Scholar Services and Outreach
Appalachian State University

Adam Julian is the Director of International Student and Scholar Services and Outreach at Appalachian State University in Boone, North Carolina. In his role at Appalachian, he is the PDSO of the F-1 program, the RO of the J-1 Exchange Visitor Program and leads a team that is responsible for all employment-based immigration filings and legal permanent residency cases on behalf of the university. Adam has been a member of NAFSA’s International Student and Scholar Regulatory Practice (ISS RP) Committee since 2016. He is currently the Chair Designate of the 52-member committee and will serve as Chair of ISS RP in 2020 and 2021. In 2017 and 2018 he served as the chair of ISS RP's travel subcommittee and was a member of the travel subcommittee in 2016.

Adam is a two-time Fulbright grant recipient (Moldova 2011, International Education Administrators Seminar Japan 2018). He received an M.A. in International Education Management from the Middlebury Institute of International Studies in Monterey (formerly Monterey Institute of International Studies) and a B.A. in history from Indiana University where he studied Russian and East European history, and Slavic Languages, and Literatures.

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