Haenicke Institute
for Global Education

1903 W Michigan Ave
Kalamazoo, Michigan
49008-5245 USA
Phone (269) 387-5890
(269) 387-0630

Email the Haenicke Institute

2425 Ellsworth Hall
WMU Mail Stop 5245

Immigration Services is a unit within the Diether H. Haenicke Institute for Global Education that offers comprehensive immigration advising and services to international students, visiting scholars, foreign-national faculty and staff, and their WMU hosting or sponsoring departments.

This website provides the basic information necessary to understand federal immigration regulations affecting your immigration status and the applicable forms in a printable format. Because of the complexity of immigration regulations, please consult with an IAS advisor well in advance of any immigration action.

It is your responsibility to maintain your immigration status while in the U.S. IAS and the Haenicke Institute are here to assist you, so please do not hesitate to contact us. Thank you!

Advising and Appointments

Upcoming training and workshops

  • Curricular Practical Training workshop for F-1 students--Jan. 22, Feb. 20, March 19 and April 23. Registration information.
  • Optional Practical Training workshops--multiple dates. Drop ins welcome. Schedule.
  • Academic Training Workshops for J-1 students—Feb. 11, March 28, and April 14. Registration information and schedule .
  • International Student Immigration Options for Employment workshop, noon to 2:30 p.m. Friday, Jan. 31, 2014, President's Dining Room, Bernhard Center. Event flier.
Important News Announcements

For  International Students

As a first step, we recommend that you visit the Study in the States for comprehensive immigration information.

For Visiting Scholars, International Faculty/Staff, and WMU Host Departments
Domestic and International Travel Information