The team at UC-Irvine has created different applications for UCI International Center. These applications have not only created a user-friendly experience for international students and eased their transitions into UCI but also made the International center processes related to SEVIS compliance paperless, efficient and cost effective. In addition, UCI has gone a step beyond and successfully implemented multiple measures such as 2-factor authentication and transparent encryption to better secure the sensitive data of our International population.
What the audience members will learn by the end of the session
The important role that international centers play at universities
The benefits of the international students’ presence in U.S. universities
SEVIS – Department of Homeland Security database
Secure File Server
Firewall and IP address restrictions
Homegrown applications, which have made critical mandatory immigration requirements more efficient and paperless. Benefits:
International Students - can start their mandatory check-in process before they enter to U.S., provide sensitive documents for their visas via secure online applications, check their visa status, and apply for CPT online
Staff: automated quarterly registration (6000 students at UCI), create records for admitted students and report to SEVIS (immigration database), receive less phone calls and emails, less manual data entry, process CPT applications online, confirm new students check-in
The Greater Good
Providing better services to international student helps promoting the international student recruitment to create diverse campuses and source of revenue for universities.
Software Installation Expectation
Session Skill Level
Securing Information, Assets and Systems