International Scholars at Rutgers University – Camden

J-1 Visa’s are one of the ways to increase mutual understanding and strengthen ties between U.S. and other countries through educational and cultural exchange. Each year Rutgers Camden welcome J-1 Scholars from all over the world. This page hosts information for prospective and current J-1 Scholars.

What is a J-1 Scholar?

The J-1 classification for Exchange Visitors (EVs) is authorized for those who intend to participate in an approved program for the purpose of teaching, instructing, or lecturing, studying, observing, conducting research, consulting, demonstrating special skills, receiving training, or to receive graduate medical education or training.  

In carrying out the responsibilities of the Exchange Visitor Program, the Department of State designates public and private entities to act as exchange sponsors. J-1 nonimmigrants are therefore sponsored by an exchange program that is designated as such by the U.S. Department of State. These programs are designed to promote the interchange of persons, knowledge, and skills, in the fields of education, arts, and science.  

Sponsoring a J-1 Scholar

Becoming a J-1 Scholar takes numerous steps. Our office and your host department will guide you through each step, including pre-arrival, visa documents, home tasks, and maintaining your status.