Events
  • Tim Walsh, is the inventor of the board game Blurt!, which sold more than a milion copies. Tim has lincesned toy and game concepts to Hasbro, Mattel, Brio, Educational Insights, Imagine Entertaiment, and others. Be inspired and entertained by the stories behind the creation of blockbuster toys and games.

     

  • James Hannaham

    Jan 25| Lectures
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    James Hannaham is the author of the novels Delicious Foods, which won the 2016 PEN/Faulkner Award, and God Says No, a Stonewall Honor Book and a Lambda Literary Award finalist.

  • Opening Reception and Acoustic Event: “Tuning the Room” lead by Gregory Lenczycki and Ken Goerres. Gastronomic tuning tastings and elixirs provided by Eden Batki.
     

  • The measure and alterations of Craycroft’s “room tuning” are framed in relation to its setting within the art gallery of an art school. In the wake of the U.S. presidential election, and in anticipation of the exhibition runtime falling during the first months of the new administration, Tuning the Room is a proposal to pay attention to the role that art and art education play in how voices are heard.

  • Robin Coste Lewis won the National Book Award for Voyage of the Sable Venus. Her writing has appeared in The Massachusetts Review, Callaloo, The Harvard Gay & Lesbian Review, Transition: Women in Literary Arts, VIDA, Phantom Limb, and Lambda Literary Review. She has taught at Wheaton, Hunter, Hampshire, and the NYU Low-Residency MFA in Paris. Lewis is a fellow of Cave Canem and of the Los Angeles Institute for the Humanities, as well as a Provost’s Fellow in Poetry and Visual Studies at USC.

  • Artist Anna Craycroft, of the current exhibition Tuning the Room in Ben Maltz Gallery, in discussion with artist and curator Micah Silver.

  • Solmaz Sharif

    Mar 01| Lectures
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    Solmaz Sharif’s first collection, Look, was recently published by Graywolf Press and is a 2016 National Book Award finalist. Her poetry has appeared in the New Republic, Granta, Poetry, and other journals. Her first collection, Look, was recently published by Graywolf Press. A former Stegner Fellow, she is currently a lecturer at Stanford University and lives in the Bay Area.

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Post-Arrival

POST-ARRIVAL


STEP 1: Campus Check-in & Orientation

Check-in: Attending a Visiting Scholar Orientation/Check-in session is required. All visiting scholars are required to check-in with the Center for International Education upon arrival (no later than 10 days from start date) with visa documents (passport, DS-2019, I-94, J-1 Visa, and evidence of health insurance. A campus tour can also be arranged for you at this time as well.

Orientation: Take a moment to view the J-1 Visa Presentation, click HERE. The presentation will include a review of visa status, visa and travel regulations, an introduction to the campus and community, cultural programs, DMV, SSN and programs for spouses and family. Click here to view Orientation slide show

 

STEP 2: Self-Service Portal
The Institute of International Education requries that you create an account for the Self-Service Portal, update your U.S. address and to upload your Arrival Documents to your account.

Portal Link: http://mycusthelp.info/IIE

To download PDF instructions for updating your U.S. Address & Uploading Arrival Documents, click HERE
 

STEP 3: During Program
During a participant’s program in the United States, the Institute of International Education will monitor the program progress by requesting a mid-program evaluation and a Departure Form. This is a chance for both the Participant and the host site to report to the Institute of International Education on the success or concerns of the exchange program. Of course, any questions or concerns that arise during the program may be communicated directly to your IIE Program Officer.

 

STEP 4: Program Completion
When the program is complete, the Exchange Visitor must submit their Departure Form with their final report and travel information complete to the Institute of International Education. The Departure Form must be signed by the Exchange Visitor’s supervisor (your department sponsor).

 

Additional Contact with the Institute of International Education
Participants and host sites must immediately notify their IIE Program Officer regarding the following:

  • All international travel to obtain travel validation signature
  • Change of address (home or host site with 10 days)
  • Change of supervisor
  • Any program modifications must receive prior approval from IIE Program Officer
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