What We Do

PISA connects Purdue University's academic and administrative units to the International Scholar Services counseling team. More specifically, PISA is a team of specialists who facilitate the requests from colleges, departments and other units to host or hire international scholars, postdocs, staff or faculty. PISA works with the host or hiring unit, and the international, to collect the information and documents needed for the requested immigration process; help the unit to navigate the many campus offices that contribute to the process of inviting or hiring an international; help the international person navigate the process of securing a visa and arriving at Purdue; and provides support through their stay at Pudue. 

PISA's goal is to provide a consistent, "one-stop" simplified, transparent process for the Purdue host units and their visiting international scholars. We understand the Purdue organization, policies, procedures, systems, and the West Lafayette community, and we are ready to help you.

PISA supports the transition, arrival, stay, and departure processes of all International Purdue-sponsored scholars — faculty, staff, postdocs, and researchers — including

World Hands

  • J-1 Research and Short-Term Scholars
  • J-1 Student Interns (VUG)
  • J-1 Specialists
  • H-1B
  • E-3
  • TN
  • O-1
  • Employment-Based (EB) Permanent Residence