The J-1 Exchange Visitor is an individual who participates in a program designed to promote the interchange of person, knowledge, and skills in the fields of education, arts, and sciences. Participants include trainees, scholars, students, teachers, researchers, graduate medical education, observation, consultations, or demonstrating specialized knowledge or skills, or participants in organized people-to-people programs. Summer employment programs for young people and internship programs for university students and au-pairs are included.
The HR Office of Immigration Services administers the University of Oklahoma’s J-1 program for Professor, Research Scholar, Short-Term Scholar, and Specialist as described below.
Review detailed information about the university’s program requirements in the J-1 Exchange Visitor Brochure.
Maintenance of J-1 Status
Exchange Visitors are required to have a valid, unexpired DS-2019 Form (see Petition Process
below) and a valid, unexpired passport at all times. Sponsors may terminate an exchange visitor’s program for violating U.S. laws or program regulations or rules governing their particular program.