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The International Society was founded at the Johns Hopkins Medical Institutions in 1959 to promote international goodwill, to assist international affiliates at Hopkins in their adjustment to life in the United States, and to provide opportunities for cultural, social and educational exchange.

The International Society provides information about housing, childcare, schools, insurance, driver's education, English as a second language (ESL) classes and other community resources to newly arrived internationals. An annual Welcome Reception as well as other social gatherings and trips to nearby places of interest are scheduled throughout the year.

Membership is open to any member of the JHMI/JHU campuses. Faculty, students, post-doctoral fellows, house staff, and family members are all welcome to join in International Society activities. The International Society is comprised of people representing countries and cultures from around the world!

To find out about upcoming International Society events, subscribe to the International Society listserv
 

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Events

  • J-1 Scholar Orientation
  • April 30, 2014
  • For new J-1 Scholars. Topics include J-1 immigration documents, responsibilities as a J-1 Scholar, the 2-year home residency requirement, travel, and OIS processes for J-1 updates, extensions and more. 

    Email J1-Scholars@jhmi.edu to make a reservation.  Include the date of the session you plan to attend in your email.

  • H-1B E-Form Training for Departmental Administrators
  • May 08, 2014
  • The OIS has been working to centralize some services across the Johns Hopkins Enterprise, and consolidate certain immigration processes. The first process to be centralized will be the H-1B process. As the OIS@JHMI has the largest number of H-1B cases, the decision was made to move all H-1B processing to the Medical Campus. In connection with this procedural change, the OIS will implement a new electronic H-1B process in February 2014. The new process will allow sponsoring Departments and H-1B applicants to submit all forms via iHopkins, the central database used by the OIS to process H-1B applications.

    Benefits of the New Process:

    • Ability to manage your case load and monitor the status of H-1B cases via iHopkins.
    • Electronic Posting process removes the need for departments to post paper notices in all work sites.
    • Improved Actual Wage reporting process.
    • Ability to submit all required forms via iHopkins.
    • Monthly training will be offered for new and continuing users

    Important Changes:

    • The OIS will only accept H-1B requests submitted via iHopkins after February 24, 2014.
    • All H-1B cases will be prepared and filed by the OIS@JHMI. H-1B Advising and support will continue to be available at Homewood and SAIS.

    Individuals who are responsible for processing H-1B requests must participate in Mandatory Training. Individuals who have not attended a training session will not be granted access to iHopkins, and thus, not able to initiate a H-1B request.

    All training sessions will be held on the JHMI campus in the first floor conference room of Reed Hall. To register for a training session, e-mail the following information to H1B-Employment@jhmi.edu :

    Last Name
    First Date
    E-mail Address
    School
    Department/Division

    Considerable time and effort was dedicated to revising this process and developing a comprehensive and extensive training program for Departmental Users. Following in person training, OIS staff will be available in person, and via Adobe Connect to help departmental users through the implementation. Individuals who prepare H-1B forms for H-1B sponsorship MUST attend a training session before they will be permitted to begin using iHopkins.

  • J-1 Scholar Orientation
  • May 14, 2014
  • For new J-1 Scholars. Topics include J-1 immigration documents, responsibilities as a J-1 Scholar, the 2-year home residency requirement, travel, and OIS processes for J-1 updates, extensions and more. 

    Email J1-Scholars@jhmi.edu to make a reservation.  Include the date of the session you plan to attend in your email.

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