Salisbury University - Center for International Education
J-1 Visa Status
What is the Exchange Visitor Program?
The Exchange Visitor
Program is carried out pursuant to the Mutual Educational and Cultural Exchange
Act of 1961, as amended. Its purpose is to foster mutual understanding between
the people of the United States and the people of other countries through
educational and cultural exchanges. All Exchange Visitors are expected to
return to their home country upon completion of their program in order to share
their exchange experiences with people of that country. Salisbury University is
designated by the Department of State to host Exchange Visitors in the following
This category provides foreign students the opportunity to study at a
degree-granting post-secondary accredited educational institution. Students
may participate in degree and non-degree programs;
A short-term scholar is a professor, research scholar, or person with
similar education or accomplishments coming to the United States to lecture,
observe, consult, train, or demonstrate special skills at research
institutions, museums, libraries, post-secondary accredited educational
institutions, or similar types of institutions on a short-term visit;
As participants in these program categories, foreign professors and research
scholars engage in research, teaching, observing, and lecturing with their
in graduate medical education or training and
short-term scholars are
included in this category.
The Salisbury University
Center for International Education (SUCIE) serves as the primary administrative
center for international initiatives on campus. The SUCIE manages the Exchange
Visitor Program for Salisbury University.
information, please visit the
Department of State website.