Many international visitors come to Indiana University for short-term visits. They might give lectures, consult on the university’s activities, or attend or speak at workshops or conferences.
Short-term visitors, including those coming from an IU partner institution, may enter the United States in business or tourist status if the business activities are strictly limited to consulting, negotiating contracts or partnership agreements, attending scientific or educational conferences or seminars, attending short-term training, or undertaking independent research.
Visitor visa status is generally not used for:
- Employment (so IU cannot provide compensation except for limited honoraria or reimbursements [see section below])
- Any type of student activity
- Any type of educational and/or cultural exchange activity (including faculty, staff, and student exchanges)
- Stays longer than 90 days for WB or WT or 6 months for B1/B2 visas
If you have questions about short-term visits, please contact us.