The J-1 Exchange Visitor Program at NC State University is a federally administered program managed by the Department of State, which implements the Mutual Educational and Cultural Exchange Act of 1961. This Act promotes mutual understanding between the peoples of the United States and other countries by means of educational and cultural exchange. The program provides eligible foreign nationals with the opportunity to participate in exchange programs in the U.S. and then return home to share their experiences.
There are 3 categories of J-1 Exchange Visitors at NC State University: (1) Visiting Research Scholars or Professors, (2) Short Term Visiting Scholars, and (3) Visiting Student Interns. Please refer to the Exchange Visitors Presentation below for more information.
Hiring an exchange visitor is a very lengthy process as almost all exchange visitors require visa support. Please allow up to 3 months to hire an exchange visitor.
Exchange Visitors Informational Presentation
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Visiting Student Interns
Hosting a visiting student intern? Please contact us directly prior to completing the Exchange Visitor Request Form: Textiles-HR@ncsu.edu
Lunch & Learn Presentation
Click below to view a the recorded Lunch & Learn Exchange Visitors presentation from September 19, 2019. FYI it’s the same presentation provided immediately to the left of this text.
No-pay/visitor appointments provide individuals with an affiliate-linked university account that allows the individual access to resources such as the library, a university email account, etc. The account may be provided for up to 1 year. Requests for no-pay/visitor appointments can be submitted via the No-Pay/Visitor Request Form.