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International Scholar Relations

About International Scholar Relations (ISR)

Office of International Scholar Relations (ISR)

ISR is responsible for providing support programs and advising services that will help to ensure the academic and personal success of our visiting scholar community. ISR also works closely with academic departments and administrative offices, to help build an awareness of the international community’s needs as well as to develop and strengthen skills in intercultural communication. Through regular collaboration with various campus services, ISR is a part of the foundation that scholars can utilize to become fully integrated members of the WesternU campus community.

For information about the J-1 Program, please email: J1Program@westernu.edu


The Office of International Scholar Relations exists to:

view of earth from spaceVision and Commitment

To advance, in the humanistic tradition of Western University of Health Sciences, a global reality promoting world-wide recognition in disciplines, teaching methods, and knowledge itself through intercultural shared values, initiatives and scientific research fostering a greater understanding and appreciation for other cultures and traditions in the quest for world peace.

International Scholar Relations is professionally committed to be the kind of office where, through best practices, our visiting scholars and WesternU campus community will experience an exceptional level of customer service and efficiency in every interaction.

ISR Services

International Scholar Relations provides a variety of information and services to current and prospective international scholars and departments at WesternU.  ISR generates all legal documents required for nonimmigrant scholars application for visas and entry into the United States; provides advisory and counseling services; serves as a liaison to WesternU’s colleges/departments, United States and foreign government agencies, and the larger community; and contributes to the international community’s cross-cultural understanding and appreciation.


Immigration Services

SEVIS Reporting Requirements

SEVIS (Student and Exchange Visitor Information System) is a statutorily mandated information system designed to electronically track and record the entry and presence in the United States of nonimmigrant students and International Scholars.

The J-1 RO/ARO must report the following information on each J-1 Exchange Visitor sponsored by the University:

Where to find Information on our Webpage

To find relevant information about WesternU’s J-1 International Scholars program, select the area that best reflects your needs.

 Updated 8/2015