WHAT IS THE J-1 EXCHANGE VISITOR PROGRAM?
The University of Kansas Medical Center (KUMC) is designated by the U.S. Department of State (DOS) to sponsor J-1 Exchange Visitors (EVs) in the categories of Professor, Research Scholar, Short-Term Research Scholar, Student, and Student Intern. The J-1 Exchange Visitor Program was designed by the DOS to foster mutual understanding as well as cultural and educational exchanges between the United States and other countries. In the Federal Register, 22 CFR Part 62 establishes the J-1 Exchange Visitor Program and outlines its various regulatory requirements and parameters. All EVs and sponsoring institutions must adhere to these regulatory requirements and parameters. Sponsoring institutions have the authority to issue DS-2019 documents (Certificates of Eligibility for Exchange Visitor Status (J-Nonimmigrant) which allows participants or EVs to apply or change status to a J-1 nonimmigrant visa.
For any inquiries or questions related to the J-1 visa process, please contact Alexandria Harkins and Irina Aris. Please be sure to include both Alexandria Harkins and Irina Aris in any communication sent by email.