International Partnerships

The Office of Global Engagement serves as Utah State University’s (USU) clearinghouse for all international delegations and Memoranda of Cooperation (MOCs). Review our Current International Partenerships.

International Agreements

For an academic unit to initiate an agreement with an international institution, a Memorandum of Cooperation (MOC) must be signed by the president of Utah State University before academic units can establish specific agreements. Contact Shelly Ortiz by email or at (435) 797-1647 to obtain USU’s MOC template.

Specific agreements which include exchange of monies must be reviewed by the Office of Global Engagement and then submitted to the Department of Sponsored Programs and handled through their processes.

International Delegates Visiting USU

Please contact Shelly Ortiz at (435) 797-1647 or by email to coordinate a visit from an international delegation.

Intnernational students holding the flags of their respective countries

The Office of Global Engagement will provide the delegation with a letter of invitation specifying the details of the visit and USU’s responsibilities once the details of the visit have been finalized.

International Students/Scholars 

International students/scholars involved in scholarly activities at Utah State University facilities need to be present on a J-1 or F-1 visa. Documents required to obtain these visas (DS2019/ I20) are issued through the Office of Global Engagement. Please review additional information about visiting scholars.

  • International students in programs of less than 3 weeks may participate through the use of a tourist visa.
  • All scholars are eligible for a J-1 visa regardless of the length of their program.
  • Delegations of international visitors who come to USU to familiarize themselves with the campus, facilities, and program offerings or for meetings related to the development and implementation of partnership activities are exempt from the J-1 visa requirement.

All international students/scholars are to check-in at the Office of Global Engagement regardless of their visa status.