J-1 Visiting Scholar Procedures

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:

  • teaching
  • lecturing
  • studying
  • conducting research
  • consulting
  • training

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 international@uccs.edu well in advance of the scholar's intended start date at UCCS (ideally at least 90 days prior).

Quick Links
DS-2019 Request Packet

Person of Interest Form

Risk Management Volunteer Agreement and Waiver

Background Check Release Form