International Studies Stock

J-1 Status

International students in J-1 visa status are known as Exchange Visitors. They are participants in the U.S. Department of State’€™s Exchange Visitor Program, which was created in 1961. J-1 students  have several important responsibilities and benefits related to their immigration status as described in the links to the left

Purpose:  To foster mutual understanding between the people of the United States and other countries through educational and cultural exchanges.  Exchanges visitors are expected to return to their home country upon completion of their program in order to share their experiences with their home country.

Regulations: The Exchange Visitor regulations are set forth at 22 Code of Federal Register (CFR) Part 62. The regulations implement the Mutual Educational and Cultural Exchange Act of 1961, as amended, Public Law 87-256, 22 U.S.C. 2451, et seq. (1988).

If you have questions about any of the information, please come by ISSS during advising hours to speak with an advisor.