The J-1 Exchange Visitor Program allows Washington University to bring international scholars to the United States. The university has been approved by the U.S. State Department to serve as the visa sponsor for these individuals. The information provided in this section is intended for J-1 exchange visitors sponsored by Washington University.
Federal regulations govern the J Exchange Visitor and the J visa sponsor. The intent of the program is exchange of knowledge; the assumption is that the international scholar is coming temporarily to the U.S. and expects to return home. The J-1 exchange visitor classification is appropriate for many educational and research activities