Current J-1 Students

 The Office of International Student and Scholar Services (ISSS) is committed to providing caring professional services and support to our international students. ISSS seeks to enhance the overall academic, cultural, and social pursuits of its international students and scholars from abroad through expert immigration advising, and cross-cultural programming.

J-1 students are non-immigrants who have the option of being non-degree seekers or degree seekers in pursuit of specific educational or professional objectives at academic institutions in the U.S., as designated by the Department of State (DOS). J-1 students are admitted to the U.S. for a period known as “duration of status” (D/S). Failure to maintain J-1 legal status is grounds for removal from the U.S. under the Immigration & Naturalization Act. It is understood that upon entry to the U.S. J-1 students acknowledge and accept the responsibility to adhere to the conditions of designated non-immigrant status. The information provided should be used as a guide to maintaining legal J-1 student status throughout the duration of your stay in the U.S. 

For additional information and advice it is strongly recommended that J-1 students consult with ISSS regarding all issues related your non-immigrant status while in the U.S.