J-1 Exchange Visitor: Visiting Scholar Procedures
The J-1 Exchange Visitor Program
In the J-1 Exchange Visitor Program, foreign nationals may visit the United States temporarily to share special skills, including:
- conducting research
Visiting Scholar Procedures at UCCS
The Global Engagement Office (GEO) at UCCS administers the J-1 Exchange Visitor program for UCCS. Any visiting international scholar for whom the university undertakes visa sponsorship must have some sort of University of Colorado Colorado Springs sponsorship. This does not mean that the visitor must be on the payroll of the university; periodically, we have visiting visitors such as Fulbright scholars who come to UCCS on funding from other sources.
Please see the DS-2019 Request Packet for an overview of the J-1 Scholar program and regulations, as well as the procedures and forms required to be initiated by the department or the inviting faculty member in order to bring in an international scholar as a J-1 exchange visitor.
IMPORTANT NOTICE: All request paperwork for a new J-1 visitor program must be submitted to the Global Engagement Office at firstname.lastname@example.org well in advance of the scholar's intended start date at UCCS (ideally at least 90 days prior).
DS-2019 Request Packet