We value the opportunity to collaborate with scientists and innovators from around the world.
The purpose of the J‐1 Exchange Visitor Program is to foster the mutual exchange of ideas between Americans and foreign nationals and to stimulate international collaborative teaching and research efforts. The exchange of research scholars and professors promotes interchange, mutual enrichment and linkages between research and educational institutions in the United States and those of other countries. The respective hosting department will be the point of contact for J-1 Scholars to provide assistance during their time at Michigan Tech. International Program and Services (IPS) will support the department during their stay. J-1 scholars should call, email, write to, or visit their host department for questions about official procedures.
J-1 Scholar Categories
This is an individual primarily teaching, lecturing, observing, or consulting at a post-secondary accredited educational institution, museum, library, or similar type of institution. A professor may also conduct research. Professors are required to stay in the U.S for a minimum of 3 weeks, and allowed a maximum stay of up to 5 years.
This applies to an individual primarily conducting research, observing, or consulting in connection with a research project at a research institution, corporate research facility, museum, library, post-secondary educational institution, or similar type of institution. This category also has a minimum stay of 3 weeks and a maximum stay up to 5 years.
This category is applicable for a professor, research scholar, specialist, or person with similar education or accomplishments coming to the U.S. on a short-term visit for the purpose of lecturing, observing, consulting, training, or demonstrating special skills at a corporate research facility, museum, library, post-secondary educational institution, or similar type of institution. There is no minimum stay requirement. The maximum duration of stay is limited to 6 months.