International Programs and Services

How IPS and Michigan Tech Help J-1 Scholars

We value the opportunity to collaborate with scientists and innovators from around the world. 

Academic departments are the main point of contact for J-1 scholars who study or do research at Michigan Tech. Your department helps you feel at home and introduces you to all the academic, cultural, and community resources available to you during your cultural exchange.

Michigan Tech International Programs and Services is in charge of the J-1 program. Our office provides you with information, advice, and assistance with official forms and other matters related to travel, extensions, changes of status, and government regulations. We also help your J-2 dependents with travel and work permission. And we distribute insurance information—insurance is required—for our visitors with J-1 and J-2 status.

Call, email, write, or visit our office if you have questions about official procedures.