About Immigration Concepts

Ron Cushing has been the director of the UC International Services at the University of Cincinnati for 30 years. He is responsible for serving the needs of approximately 7,000 nonimmigrant students, faculty, and researchers in the F, J, H-1B, TN and O statuses. When he took over the office he was the only professional responsible for the immigration needs of this population. Armed with only a copy of the regulations and accruing experience, Ron became an authority on federal regulations and procedures. It wasn’t long before he was sought out by other international educators for advice and mentoring. To date, Ron has trained over 1,000 individuals from hundreds of different institutions across the United States and in multiple countries.

In it's 26th year, Immigration Concepts evolved out of years of receiving requests for assistance from colleagues, students and scholars, private corporations and even immigration lawyers. Ron has served as a mentor to hundreds of colleagues and has made dozens of presentations at professional conferences, including regional and national NAFSA, the American International Recruitment Council (AIRC), the American Association of Collegiate Registrars, and other organizations. He has served as the Student Scholar Regulatory Representative (SSRR) for NAFSA Region VI (1997-1999). Ron has been honored by the University of Cincinnati for “outstanding contributions that promote the ideals of a just and caring community”.

See below a list of past attendees and testimonials from those attending Immigration Concept's training.

Join the growing list of businesses, high schools, colleges and universities, and recruiting agencies that have used Immigration Concepts as their Passport to Knowledge in the field of foreign student and immigration advising, and recruiting. 

Adlerson Broaddus University
Adrian College
American Academy of Health and Beauty
Ancilla College
Angeles College
Aquinas College
Archbishop Alter High School
Art Academy of Cincinnati
Asbury College
Asbury Theological Seminary
Auburn University Montgomery
Bellarmine University
Bemidji University
Bethany Theological Seminary
Blessed John XXIII Seminary
Bluefield State University
Bowling Green State University
BridgeValley Community and Technical College
Burke, Inc.
Butler University
Calumet College of St. Joseph
Campbellsville University
Cardinal Solutions
Career Education Corporation
Centerville City Schools
Central State University
Central Virginia Community College
Chadron State College    
Charlotte School of Law
Chicago School of Pyschology
Christ Hospital School of Nursing
Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center
Cincinnati Christian University
Cincinnati Public Schools
Circleville Bible College
Clarkstate Community College
College of Mount Saint Joseph
Columbus College of Art and Psychology
Columbus State Community College
Commonwealth University
Concordia University-Irvine
Conversa Language Center
Covenant Christian High School
Cumberland College
Davis and Elkins College
Dayton Christian School
Denison University
DePauw University
DeVry University
Divine Word College
Dublin City Schools
Eastern Nazarene University
Edison Community College
Elizabethtown Community and Technical College
Erie Community College
Fairmont State University
Franklin University
Gateway Community and Technical College
GBBN Architects
Geneva College
Georgetown College
Glenville State College
God’s Bible College
Good Samaritan Hospital
Goodwin College
Grove City College
Groveport and Madison Local Schools
Hamilton County Department of Human Resources
Hanover College
Harper College
Health Alliance
Hebrew Union College
Hiram College
Hobart Institute of Welding and Technology
Hocking College
Hopkinsville Community College
IDP Education
Indiana State University
Indiana Tech
Indiana University of Pennsylvania
Indiana University Southeast
Indiana Wesleyan University
International Language Plus
ITT Educational Services
ITT Technical Institute
James A. Rhodes State College
Jefferson Community and Technical College
Kaplan Test Preparation Centers
Keller Graduate School
Kendle International Inc.
Kent State University
Kentucky Christian University
Kentucky Wesleyan College
Kettering College of Medical Arts
King College
Lakeland Christian Academy
Le Lycee Francais de Los Angeles
Lehigh University
Liberty Bible Academy
Lima Technical College
Lindsay Wilson College
Lorain County Community College
Louisiana State University
Lourdes University
Manchester College
Marietta College
Marshall University
Martin University
Maumee Valley Country Day School
Mercyhurst University
Meridian University
Miami University
Mid-America Reformed Seminary
Mid-Michigan College
Middletown Christian Schools
Midway College
Midwestern University
MMS Aviation
Monroe County Community College
Montclair State University
Morehead State University
Mount Union College
Murray State University
Muskingum College
New Jersey City University
New World Symphony
Niagara County Community College
North Carolina Central University
North Central College
Northern Kentucky University
Northwest State Community College
Northwestern Business College
Oak Hills Local Schools
Oakdale Christian Academy
Oakland City University
Ohio Christian University
Ohio Dominican University
Ohio Institute of Photography and Technology
Oregon Institute of Technology
Otterbein University
Owens Community College
Pegasus Technical Services, Inc.
Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine
Pikeville College
Pontifical College of Josephinum
Potomac State College
Principia College
Psychiatric Professional Services, Inc.
Purdue University-North Central
Rhodes State College       
Roberts Wesleyan Univ.
Rochester Institute of Technology
Rosedale Bible Collage
Roseman University of Health Services
Rough Brothers, Inc.
Rutgers University
Saint Mary’s College
Shawnee State University
Shepherd University
Sinclair Community College
South Bend English Institute
Southern State Community College
Southern Utah University
Spring Arbor University
Spring Valley Academy
St. Cecilia Congregation
St. Lawrence University
St. Mary-of-the-Woods
St. Meinrad School of Theology
Stony Brook University
Sullivan University
Summit Country Day High School
SUNY Canton
SUNY Geneseo
SUNY Oswego
Sycamore Community Schools
Takonia Academy
Taylor University
Taylor University-Fort Wayne
Temple Baptist College
The Miami Valley School
The Summit Country Day School
Thiel College
Thomas More College
Tiffin University
Transylvania University
Tri-Health-Bethesda Hospital
Trinity Lutheran Seminary
Union College
Union Institute & University
United Theological Seminary
University of Akron
University of Albany
University of Dayton
University of Indianapolis
University of Michigan-Dearborn
University of Michigan-Flint
University of Nevada, Reno
University of Northern Ohio
University of Northwestern Ohio
University of the Nations
University of the Pacific
University of Toledo
Upper Iowa University 
Urbana University
Valor Christian College
Vincennes University
Virginia Intermont College
Walsh College
West Kentucky Community College
West Virginia Higher Education Policy Commission
West Virginia State University
West Virginia University, Parkersburg
Western Kentucky University
Westminster Theological Seminary
Wheeling Jesuit University
White Horse School of Ministry
Wilmington College
Woodberry Forest School
World Harvest Bible College
Wright State University
Xavier University
Zane State College

Incredibly valuable; essential for any entry-level professional or first-time foreign student advisor.

- Asbury Theological Seminary

The training has made a world of difference and given me a whole new life of previously unknown knowledge in the immigration and foreign student advising field. An excellent training workshop!

- Central State University

Outstanding!! The handouts alone were worth the registration fee.

- Cincinnati Christian University

Excellent program! I will recommend it to any new international advisor that I meet.

- Cincinnati Public Schools

The Training is so detailed and clear... I feel like the pieces to the immigration puzzle are fitting together.

- Hocking College

This has answered all my questions! Immigration Concepts - just what I needed!

- Indiana State University

This was one of the best seminars I've ever attended! Ron knows what we need, covered everything in great detail, and made this complex field clear; Amazing!!

- Murray State University

Great! Truly one of the most effective, informative and well organized conferences I've ever attended. I feel well informed and educated on all aspects of my profession.

- Northern Kentucky University

The presentation was detailed, precise, and I'm grateful that he stayed on track and plowed through each segment. At the same time he allowed for questions and comments but then brought us back to the topic at hand.

- Owens Community College

Excellent! Best conference I have ever attended! Ron is a wonderful presenter and extremely knowledgeable

- University of Dayton