Guidelines for Hiring Foreign Nationals: Faculty, Researchers, Staff, and Students
The University of Pennsylvania hosts foreign nationals in many of the following categories. These guidelines have been developed to assist the Penn hiring departments in determining which immigration status is most appropriate and advantageous.
Points to consider include:
- whether the person is to receive compensation of any sort from the University
- the length of stay
- the future plans of both the individual and the hiring department
For more details, refer to the individual section of the ISSS website or contact ISSS.
The following are the nonimmigrant classifications used by foreign nationals at Penn: