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Conferences & Outreach
Outreach

The Student and Exchange Visitor Program (SEVP) welcomes invitations to participate in stakeholder conferences and related events. Participating in these events provides opportunities for SEVP to meet with our stakeholders in-person, provide program updates and address stakeholder questions. If you are interested in having SEVP participate in an upcoming event, email your request to SEVPCommunications@ice.dhs.gov and our team will follow-up shortly.

Please note: To attend in-person, SEVP must receive requests at least 10 weeks prior to the event. To attend virtually (i.e., by webinar or teleconference), SEVP must receive requests at least four weeks before the event.

Prior to the Spring/Summer and Fall/Winter conference seasons, SEVP leadership meets to determine key topics and content for the upcoming season's events. For stakeholders unable to attend conferences and other events in person, SEVP summarizes key content into a recorded presentation and executive summary, and makes these resources publicly available on Study in the States. Additionally, SEVP connects with stakeholders virtually via teleconferences, webinars and through a variety of helpful resources and publications listed above.

Presentations
Presentations
  • The SEVP Fall/Winter 2014-2015 Conference Presentation (updated Oct. 6, 2014): This narrated presentation covers the latest SEVP news and updates. It is available now for viewing, along with a downloadable executive summary, on the Study in the States Conferences and Outreach page.
  • SEVP 101 Video on Study in the States: This video explains how SEVP supports U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement's Homeland Security Investigations (HSI) to support and protect national security. It highlights SEVP's interagency coordination with government partners and how the program works with academic officials to support more than one million international students, exchange visitors and their dependents within the United States. By explaining the international student process, SEVP 101 provides seasoned or new designated school officials, current or prospective students, and the academic community with a better understanding of the various regulations that impact them.
  • Student and Exchange Visitor Information System (SEVIS) Webinar Series: SEVP holds a series of webinars addressing new SEVIS enhancements and information on upcoming changes. The webinars, a video message from the Director of SEVP and more information about SEVIS enhancements are available on the Study in the States SEVIS page.
  • SEVP Conferences and Outreach Archive: To view conference materials from previous years, including live Question and Answer sessions, publications and other resources, visit our SEVP Conferences and Outreach Archive.
Publications
Publications

For past publications, please visit our SEVP Conferences and Outreach Archive.

SEVP Conference Bulletin

The SEVP Conference Bulletin is a monthly one-page summary intended to keep our stakeholders informed about the latest SEVP news and regulations related to nonimmigrant students, academic officials, and schools. The SEVP Conference Bulletin focuses on pertinent topics of interest and highlights SEVP's participation in current and upcoming conferences, events and webinars.

  • SEVP Conference Bulletin October 2014 (PDF | 1.1 MB)

SEVP Spotlight

SEVP Spotlight is SEVP's quarterly newsletter that is distributed to more than 35,000 designated school officials, top academic associations and SEVP government partners. Each newsletter provides updates on the latest news affecting our stakeholders and program.

  • SEVP Spotlight – July 2014 – Volume 4, Issue 2 (PDF | 363 KB)

SEVIS by the Numbers

SEVIS by the Numbers is a quarterly report using data from SEVIS. The report is a snapshot of relevant and useful information including the number of nonimmigrant students in the United States, top places of origin and nonimmigrant student demographics.

  • SEVIS by the Numbers Quarterly Report – July 2014 (PDF | 3.2 MB)

Brochures

The SEVP brochure provides a high-level overview of the program, including information on certification, recertification, compliance and policy. For more information on SEVP, download the brochure provided below.

  • SEVP Brochure (PDF | 1.8 MB)

FOIA Reading Room

The Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) allows any person the right to access various federal agency records. FOIA is often described as the law that keeps citizens in the know about their government. Agencies are required to automatically disclose certain information, including frequently requested records.

As a result, SEVP has developed a FOIA Reading Room in the U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) FOIA Online Library to promote transparency and proactively disclose appropriate and relevant information to the public.

Training for Designated School Officials (DSOs)

Whether this is your first year as a DSO or you have worked with F and/or M students for several years, it is important to familiarize yourself with the rules and regulations surrounding your role. SEVP offers a free, self-paced online training for DSOs that provides information about your role and the F and M student process. For more information on the benefits of this course, or how to create an online account, visit our Online Training for DSOs page on Study in the States.

Conferences and Webinars

Conference Presentations

Watch last season's Student and Exchange Visitor Program (SEVP) Fall/Winter 2013 Conference Presentation.

Live Question and Answer (Q&A) Sessions

SEVP subject matter experts host live Q&A sessions to answer stakeholder questions. Stakeholders can submit questions for upcoming live Q&A sessions by visiting the Live Q&A page on Study in the States.

Publications

SEVP Conference Bulletin

The SEVP Conference Bulletin is a monthly one-page summary intended to keep our stakeholders informed about news and rules and regulations related to nonimmigrant students, designated school officials (DSOs), schools and administrators. Past editions of the bulletin are listed below.

SEVP Spotlight

SEVP Spotlight is SEVP's quarterly newsletter. SEVP distributes it to Student and Exchange Visitor Information System (SEVIS) users. Past editions of SEVP Spotlight are listed below.

  • SEVP Spotlight – January 2014 – Volume 4, Issue 1 (PDF | 606 KB)
  • SEVP Spotlight – November 2013 – Volume 3, Issue 4 (PDF | 351 KB)
  • SEVP Spotlight – July 2013 – Volume 3, Issue 3 (PDF | 1.1 MB)

Resources

For additional resources for both students and schools, visit Study in the States.