J-1 Student Processes
Studying in the United States as an Exchange Student can be a wonderful experience. The U.S. Government Student & Exchange Visitor Program (SEVP) expects students to know and understand the regulations for studying in the U.S. under the J-1 visa. In addition, Baylor has specific processes that must be followed.
The Center for Global Engagement (CGE) and specifically, the International Student & Scholar Services (ISSS) staff are here to assist you and help you navigate the various regulations and policies. Our job is to help you maintain status and make cultural adjustments. Maintaining status is the key to remaining in the U.S. to pursue your studies.
Here are things to do:
Read the J-1 regulations listed on page 2 of your DS-2019
Attend the mandatory Exchange Student Session during Global Bears Week at Baylor
Review the Maintaining Status (J-1 Students) webpage found HERE
Exchange Students can reach their exchange advisor at this link: Exchange Advisor; Degree-seeking students can reach their international student advisor at this link: ISSS Advisor.
Click on the links to find may helpful regulations and processes. To submit specific requests to ISSS (e.g. On-Campus Work Authorization, DS-2019 Reprint, etc.), go to your Global Bears profile, and click on the Student Requests tab.
Remember, the responsibility to maintain your status is yours. You are expected to know and follow the regulations and processes, and we are ready to assist you, so please allow us to serve you.