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J-1 scholars: professors, researchers and short-term scholars

The Exchange Visitor Program promotes mutual understanding between the people of the United States and the people of other countries through educational and cultural exchanges. Through the program, foreign nationals may visit the United States temporarily to teach, lecture, study, observe, conduct research, consult, train or demonstrate special skills. Designated sponsoring organizations facilitate the entry of foreign nationals into the United States to complete the objectives of any of the 13 program categories. At the conclusion of the program, participants are expected to return to their home countries.

Detailed information about the program is available on the U.S. Department of State Exchange Visitor website.