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J-1 Exchange Visitor

U of MN is authorized to offer four J-1 categories in addition to the J-1 student category.

Scholar Categories:
Minimum education must be a Bachelor’s degree or the international equivalent.

  • Professor – Primarily teaching, lecturing, observing and may conduct research. Minimum stay in U.S. is 3 weeks, maximum is 5 years. Repeat participation in this category is permitted, as long as the 24-Month Bar Rule has been observed.
  • Research Scholar – Primarily conducting research, observing and may also teach or lecture. Minimum stay in U.S. is 3 weeks, maximum is 5 years. Repeat participation in this category is permitted, as long as the 24-Month Bar Rule has been observed.
  • Short-term Scholar – Person with similar education to professor/research scholar coming for short-term visit primarily for lecturing, observing, training, etc. No minimum stay required. Maximum stay in U.S. is 6 months. Repeat participation in this category is permitted, as long as each new program of participation is different in focus and/or breadth from the previous one. The 24-Month Bar does not apply.

Student-Intern Category:
Currently enrolled in at least a Bachelor's-level degree program abroad. Purpose is to participate in full-time internship program in U.S. that fulfills the educational objectives of current academic program abroad. Minimum stay in U.S. is 3 weeks, maximum is 12 months per educational level. The 24-month bar does not apply. More similarities to Scholar categories than to student.

The following information applies to all four categories:

  • Regulations unique to the J status
  • Scholars and Student-Interns are eligible to have a paid position in the hosting department for the activities above (tenure-track and student appointments not permitted).

Steps to Invite a J-1 Scholar:

Getting Started

Pre-Arrival

Arrival

Post-Arrival

Steps to Invite a J-1 Student-Intern:

Getting Started

Pre-Arrival

Arrival

Post-Arrival

  • Steps 8-9
  • ISSS Student-Intern Check-In
  • Student-Intern Orientation
  • FAQ
  • Current Student-Interns

Additional Information for Inviting a J-1 Scholar or Student-Intern:

Getting Started

Pre-Arrival

Arrival

Post-Arrival

 
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