J-1 Scholar Host Department Training

(Previously HEC 116)

This training will provide a high-level overview of the J-1 Exchange Visitor Program and an introduction to key responsibilities for UM units hosting a J-1 Exchange Visitor, both before and after the Exchange Visitor’s arrival.

About the J-1 program:
A J-1 Scholar is a visiting researcher, professor, or specialist from a country outside of the United States who has been approved to enter the United States for a specific purpose and for a limited amount of time. The J-1 Exchange Visitor Program is administered by the U.S. Department of State (DOS) for the express purpose of promoting international educational exchange of expertise and stimulating collaborative teaching and research efforts.  Exchange is truly at the core of the program and based on this philosophy and directive. 

Topics Discussed: 

  • Visa and Immigration Overview
  • How to Request a DS-2019 for a visiting scholar
  • Scholar Request Forms
  • Mandatory Immigration Check In
  • International Center Services

More information and FAQ’s on the J-1 scholar program at UM: 


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