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International Student and Scholar Services
J-1 exchange visitors some to the University to study, conduct research, teach a course, receive training, and more.
J-1 Scholars and Student-Interns are required to fulfill English proficiency requirements.
A faculty mentor provides assistance to ISSS in maintaining legal status for the student-intern.
The Fulbright Program offers awards to students, scholars, and specialists for study, research, and teaching across all fields.
The B-1 and B-2 visas are for business and pleasure/tourism visitors, respectively.
Follow these steps to invite a J-1 scholar in the short-term scholar, research scholar, or professor category.
The Prospective J-1 Scholar Application is for hosting departments to request a DS-2019 to invite a scholar on a J-1 visa.
Find answers to frequently asked questions about hosting exchange visitors.
Learn more about visa regulations and reporting requirements for J-1 scholars and staff.
There are two ways to change status: re-entry to the U.S. or filing for a change of status with USCIS.
If the exchange visitor is currently in the U.S. on a J-1 visa in a different category, they need to do a change of category.
If the scholar is already in the U.S. in the same J visa category, they can transfer their visa status.
Follow these steps to invite a J-1 student-intern.
The hosting department must provide the prospective Student-Intern with an invitation or offer letter.
If the student-intern is already in the U.S. on a J visa in the student-intern category, they can transfer their visa status.
ISSS is a unit of the Global Programs and Strategy Alliance, the central international office for the University of Minnesota system.
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