News and Announcements


International Flag Dedication and Social

Wednesday, November 12 from 5:30-6:30
Please join us for the Fall, 2014 International Flag Dedication to be held in the UAF Great Hall of the Fine Arts Complex.  This is the start to the Arctic Day celebration and will include the flag dedication the new flag as well as recognition of the Brazilian flag and the flags of the 8 member nations of the Arctic.  Finger foods will be served.


2014-2015 north2north Scholarship Application is now available!!

For all UAF students applying to exchange to a north2north partner institution for Fall 2014, Spring 2015, Summer 2014, or Academic Year 2014-2015, the n2n scholarship application is now available!  The deadline to complete the application is 1 March 2014!

Please click here for more information.


Holiday Travel:
If you are traveling outside the U.S. over the upcoming winter break remember to have your I-20 or DS-2019 signed.  If you are in H-1B status, remember to pick up your I-797 Approval Notice.  The OIPI office will be closed from December 25, 2013 - January 2, 2014. 

For immigration emergencies over the holiday closure, please contact the UAF Police Department at 474-7721.



We often get questions from UAF departments and prospective students about enrolling in classes while in B-1 or B-2 status.  Regulations specifically prohibit this, as outlined by guidance from the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services.  This information can also be found in our information for UAF Departments.


For International Students:  Are friends or family planning to visit you this semester or attend your graduation?  If so, we can help you (and them) by providing an invitation letter, to be used in acquiring their B-2 (visitor) visas.  Simply fill out the Letter of Invitation Request Form, and turn it into International Programs & Initiatives.  This form can also be found in the Forms and Documents section of our website. 

Please note that due to limited personnel resources, we can only issue two letters per student, per event.  A letter from UAF International Programs & Initiatives is NOT necessary for a successful B-2 invitation.  Your personal letter of invitation is most important.

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