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Exchange Visitor Information

The Exchange Visitor (J-1) is for international scholars that would like to participate in SHSU work-and study-based exchange programs.

Exchange Visitor Categories at SHSU

There are four principle categories within the Exchange Visitor Program in which SHSU sponsors international faculty researchers.

Professors
A professor may primarily conduct teaching, lecturing, observing, or consulting at post-secondary accredited educational institutions; may also conduct research, unless disallowed by the sponsor. J-1 professors are not allowed to occupy tenure track positions based on the J-1 regulations.

Research Scholars
A research scholar may primarily conduct research, observing, or consulting in connection with a research project at post-secondary accredited educational institutions; or teach unless not approved by the sponsoring agency.

Short Term Scholars
A short term scholar is a professor, research scholar, or person with similar education or accomplishments coming to the United States on a short-term visit for the purpose of lecturing, observing, consulting, training, or demonstrating special skills at post-secondary accredited educational institutions from one day to a maximum of six months.

Note: No extensions beyond the six months are permitted for Short Term Scholars.




Departments that would like to host a J-1 Exchange Visitor must complete a J-1 Request application Form and submit it to the Office of International Programs in Farrington 116, Box 2150. Questions can be directed to the J-1 Scholar Advisor or phone 936-294-4611.



If you have any questions or concerns, please contact the Office of International Programs.


Contact Information
Barbara Eckenfels, Executive Director Barbara Eckenfels
Executive Director of Special Programs
 eckenfels@shsu.edu   936.294.4455  CHSS 190 C
Amber Li, Coordinator Amber Li
Recruiter and Special Programs Coordinator
 amberli@shsu.edu   936.294.2746  F116 D
Pat Herrington, Advisor Pat Herrington
International Undergraduate Advisor
 ugrad.intl@shsu.edu   936.294.3892  F116 F
Justin Ball, Advisor Justin Ball
International Graduate Advisor
 grad.intl@shsu.edu   936.294.4607  F116 E








Office of International Programs
Farrington Building, Suite 116, Huntsville, TX 77340
Phone: 936-294-4737


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