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Institute of International Education announces Freeman-ASIA program

Freeman-ASIA accepts applications from U.S. citizens or permanent residents studying at the undergraduate level at a two-year or four-year college or university who demonstrate financial need to study abroad in East or Southeast Asia. Summer 2016 deadline is March 1, 2016.


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Honorarium

Honoraria are payments made to a professional person for services where compensation is not legally or normally required. Any payment made to an NRA is reportable income to the IRS and subject to 30% federal tax withholding unless exempted by a tax treaty.


The NRA will need either an Individual Taxpayer Identification Number (ITIN) or a Social Security Number (SSN)  to be able to be considered for tax treaty treatment. The individual will also need to file a tax return by April 15 of the following year.


Honorariums can be paid to the following visa types: B-1, B-2, WB, WT and J-1.

Additional information

Eligibility to receive an honorarium is not only determined by the visa type but also the 9-5-6 Test. In order to qualify under the 9-5-6 test a visitor can be present at UTSA for no longer than 9 days and have not accepted payment or expenses from more than 5 institutions in the previous 6 months.