J-1 Exchange Visitors

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J-1 Exchange Vistor

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 three principle categories within the Exchange Visitor Program in which SHSU sponsors international faculty.

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 Exchange Vistor Information Sheet 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 936-294-4607.

Useful Documents:

Template memo to President for invitation of J-1 Exchange Visitor

J-1 Exchange Visitor Checklist 


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Contact Information

Barbara Eckenfels

Executive Director of International Programs

eckenfels@shsu.edu 936.294.4455 F116B
Dana Van De Walker
Recruiter and Special Programs Coordinator
 d.vandewalker@shsu.edu   936.294.2746  F116 D
Justin Ball
International Graduate Advisor
 grad.intl@shsu.edu   936.294.4607  F116 c

Pat Herrington

International Undergraduate Advisor

ugrad.intl@shsu.edu  936.294.3892 F116F

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

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