Host Departments for J-1 Scholars

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Academic departments are the main point of contact for J-1 scholars who research, study, and teach at Michigan Tech. The J-1 Exchange Visitor Program promotes 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 encourages interchange, mutual enrichment and linkages between research and educational institutions in the United States and those of other countries.

If you are interested in hosting a J-1 Scholar please refer to the information below. Before bringing a J-1 Scholar to campus, you need to get the position approved by the Provost Office.

Scholars funded through Michigan Tech funding sources (grants, departmental budgets, etc) are processed as an employee through Human Resources.

Scholars who are self funded or funded through their home institution need to gain approval from the Vice President of Research Office (see required documents).

Please email if you have questions about official procedures.