J-1 Exchange Visitors

San José State University (SJSU) is committed to engage in the interchange of knowledge, to promote intercultural understanding, and to strive for mutual enrichment of our partnerships with institutions globally. The J-1 exchange program provides the opportunity to host visiting scholars and students to meet these goals.

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For Departments

International Student & Scholar Services (ISSS) supports academic departments in hosting visiting scholars from around the world. The ISSS team provides expert guidance to SJSU departments and colleges to support the recruitment of international scholars committed to the institution's teaching and research missions.

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Visiting Scholars

Text: Learn more about the SJSU process for visiting scholars. Prospective visiting scholars (e.g. professors and researchers) must be invited by an academic department or college, who will serve as their host

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Exchange Students

Learn more about eligibility and the SJSU process for non-degree exchange students. San José State University’s exchange student program provides the opportunity for students from our bilateral exchange partner institutions, CSUIP and ISEP, to study at SJSU for one or two semesters as non-degree seeking students. The majority of exchange students enter the U.S. on an SJSU university-sponsored J-1 non-degree student program visa.





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