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Aaliyah Smith receives national study abroad scholarship

Meet Aaliyah Smith. As a UTSA College of Business student, she can’t wait to immerse herself in a semester abroad in China. aaliyah smith

Right before the winter break, she learned she had been selected to receive a scholarship from the Asia Institute’s joint scholarships with the Academy...

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P-1/P-2/P-3

Eligibility criteria

  • Internationally recognized athlete
  • Internationally recognized entertainment group
  • Performer or part of group entering under reciprocal exchange

Possible income from U.S. sources

  • Travel reimbursement
  • Contracted engagements

Maximum length of stay in U.S.

  • Athlete: Five years, initially, 10 years total stay.
  • Athletic or performance group: One year.
  • Support staff: One year initially, 10 years total stay.

Supporting documentation needed

  • Copy of the contract with the U.S. sports team or entertainment venue
  • Explanation of event and itinerary
  • Further documentation will be needed. See USCIS.gov for more details.