J-1 International Exchange Visitor Program
St. Cloud State University is a designated sponsor of the J-1 Exchange Visitor program in accordance with the administrative regulations issued under the Mutual Educational and Cultural Exchange Act of 1961.
As a sponsor of the J-1 Exchange Visitor program, St. Cloud State University helps contribute to the educational and cultural exchange of the campus and local community as authorized by the Fulbright-Hays Act. The purpose of this Act, and objective of the Exchange Visitor category, is "to increase mutual understanding between the people of the United States and the people of other countries by means of educational and cultural exchanges."
How to Bring a J-1 Exchange Visitor to Your Department: A Guide for St. Cloud State University Faculty
If you are interested in inviting an international exchange visitor to the United States to undertake in research or teaching in your department, please click here for more information.
Departmental Responsibilities for Hosting a J-1 Exchange Visitor
To become familiar with the J-1 Exchange Visitor visa, and the departmental role in supporting the international exchange visitor during their time at St. Cloud State University, please click here for more information.
For Visiting Scholars
How to Become a J-1 Exchange Visitor at St. Cloud State University
If you are interested in becoming a J-1 Exchange Visitor at St. Cloud State University, you must first find an academic department that will support your academic endeavors. Once you have found a sponsoring department to host you as a J-1 Exchange Visitor, you may begin the application process.
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Getting Settled at St. Cloud State University (under construction)
Maintaining Legal Status for J-1 Exchange Visitors
As a J-1 Exchange Visitor, you must meet certain obligations to maintain legal immigration status. Maintaining status is necessary to receive the benefits of J-1 status in the future, such as applying for a change of status, if needed. Failure to maintain your non-immigrant status can result in serious problems with immigration and could lead to deportation from the U.S.For more information click here