Info for Faculty & Staff.
ISSS provides support and services for the international student and scholar population at Drew. Here you will find helpful information and forms to assist our international community.
This form will provide International Student & Scholar Services with information that is required by the Exchange Visitor Program to issue a program extension. Please do not complete unless the J-1 Student, Scholar or Professor has confirmed with ISSS that s/he is eligible for an extension. The extension must be completed before the expiration date on Form DS-2019.
The Faculty/Staff International Friendship Program matches new international students with a faculty or staff member at Drew. The goal of the program is to assist students with their initial adjustment to the university by forming a meaningful connection with a member of the University community.
If you have questions, please contact Dina Cenicola at firstname.lastname@example.org or Laura Arthur at email@example.com or INTO Student Services at 973-408-4961.
International students on the F-1 & J-1 visa are eligible for on-campus employment. Immigration regulations restrict the work to 20 hours/wk while classes are in session. Students must be registered full-time to maintain their non-immigrant visa status and to be eligible for on-campus employment. Information regarding off-campus employment (which is very restricted for student visa holders) is available on the website at Employment and Practical Training.
F-1 Visa Holder: Student must visit the Center for Internships and Career Development in Sycamore Cottage to complete the required new-hire documents (I-9 and W-4).
J-1 Visa Holder: Department must notify International Student & Scholar Services. Please send an email with student name, hiring department, position, supervisor name and phone/email to Laura Arthur, firstname.lastname@example.org or Stephanie Bias, email@example.com. Student must visit the Center for Internships and Career Development once s/he receives a J-1 student employment letter to complete the required new-hire documents (I-9 and W-4).
Other Visa Categories: If a student is in the United States on another type of visa (e.g. a dependent visa if a parent is working in the U.S.), please contact ISSS to determine if the student is eligible to work. Some dependent visas allow for employment and others do not. Laura Arthur: 973.408.3182 or Stephanie Bias: 973.408.4961.
F-1 and J-1 Visa Holders:
International students who are new to the United States will need to apply for a social security number before they can be paid by Drew University. In order to be eligible for the SSN, a student must demonstrate to International Student & Scholar Services that they have been offered on-campus employment.
Please complete this form if you are hiring an international student to work in your department. The form must be submitted by the hiring department and not the international student. Immigration regulations allow students in F-1 and J-1 status to work on campus part-time (up to 20 hrs/wk) while classes are in session and full-time during official university break periods. If you have any questions, please contact Stephanie Bias, International Student Advisor at firstname.lastname@example.org or Laura Arthur, Director of ISSS at email@example.com.