East Carolina University
Office of International Affairs

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East Carolina University (ECU) invites and hires international researchers and scholars from many countries of the world to observe, teach, and conduct research on the main campus and The Brody School of Medicine. East Carolina University continues to attract internationally known researchers and scholars to this region and state.

The mission of the Director of Immigration Services and the Scholar/Student Services Office are to disseminate information, orally and in writing, to faculty, staff, and departments as it relates to immigration issues.

Brian Meyerhoeffer, Jr., J.D., Director of Immigration Services, is located in the Division of Academic Affairs in the Spilman Building, Room #215. Telephone#: 252-737-4769 Email address:

For any questions regarding TN, H-1B, Permanent Resident and any visa other than J-1, contact Brian Meyerhoeffer directly.

For any issues or assistance with J-1 Exchange Visitors, please contact Sandy Dumpor, Scholar/Student Services, Office of International Affairs, 252-737-4378,  Email address:

All J-1 TN, H-1B, and Permanent Resident petitions are filed with the United States Citizenship and Immigration Services on behalf of the University. Both offices assure that the University is in compliance with all Federal laws and regulations governing immigration for all foreign faculty, staff, and visitors.

Select Faculty and Scholar Services from the drop-down menu above for more information.