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Contact Information 

International Student and 
Scholar Services (ISSS)

Phone: (860) 832 - 2040

Fax: (860) 832 - 2047

Toyin Ayeni
Immigration Specialist

Hoa Do
Immigration Support

Henry Barnard Hall
Room 123

Monday - Friday
8:30 am - 4:30 pm

Hosting a Visiting Scholar

All Visiting Scholars at CCSU must be hosted by an academic department. Scholars interested in visiting CCSU are encouraged to contact the Department Chair of the appropriate academic department.

Office of Academic Affairs and the Center for International Education (CIE) has established the guidelines for Departments that host visiting scholars. CCSU faculty and Department must complete the Visiting Scholar Request Form

This form must be completed by CCSU faculty who seek approval to host a faculty member on exchange from a CCSU partner school or a visiting scholar from any overseas university for a semester or the full academic year.  If the request involves a bilateral exchange with a CCSU partner university, this Visiting Scholar Request Form should be filed in conjunction with the Outgoing CCSU Scholar Exchange Request Form (available on the CIE website).  The CIE website also offers the most recent listing of formally affiliated institutions. 

Before completing this form, the faculty member should discuss his or her plans with:

The Center for International Education - to obtain general advice and a copy of the Internal Administrative Procedures sheet, and

The Department Chair - to review issues relating to teaching, student/community engagement, general responsibilities, and the resources required for the scholar (e. g., housing, office space, salary, computing equipment, etc.). 

Select Below For more Information: 

Scholar Application Deadline

Application for all visiting scholars for Fall semester is due by February 1 and those for Spring semester is due by July 1.

Background Check

A background check initiated through the Office of Human Resources is required.  Because this process may take longer for individuals coming to CCSU from abroad, exchange visitor programs must be initiated well in advance -- at least six (6) months prior to the intended start date.


Verification of financial support is required. Funding may be from the University, the exchange visitor's government, personal funds or a combination of all of the above.

Health Insurance

The visitor is also required to show proof of health insurance that meets the required levels of health, medical evacuation and repatriation for self and dependents. Failure to obtain health insurance coverage will result in loss of legal non-immigrant status. Appropriate health insurance can be purchased through CCSU upon arrival to the U.S. Refer to Mandatory Health Insurance.
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