Determine that the candidate has sufficient English skills (including verbal communication) to undertake your program objectives. This is a regulatory requirement found in 22 CFR 62.10(a)(2). Also, departments should verify that candidate meets the minimum educational requirements: Master’s Degree or a Bachelor’s with extensive experience (at least 10 years) in the relevant field.
As of January 5, 2015 the U.S. Department of State regulations require that faculty provide proof that an objective measurement was used to determine English language proficiency.
ISSS will prepare the DS-2019 and the department will be notified when the packet is ready to be picked up for mailing. Prior to issuing the DS-2019 ISSS will verify that funding meets the minimum requirements.
- J-1 Exchange Visitor only is $1,834/month or $22,000/year
- J-2 Spouse is an additional $567/month or $6,800/year
- J-2 Child (per Child) is an additional $392/month or $4,700/year
Note: J-1 Exchange Visitors in the Student Non-Degree category must receive a minimum of 51% of their funding from a source other than personal funds (i.e. funding from universities or governments).
Initial requests for all J-1 Exchange Visitor categories except Student Intern are submitted through iCAT. Please find the instructions here.
Note: J-1 Student Intern category requests along with J-1 extension requests will continue to be submitted via paper requests. Please contact Marc Invergo for instructions and documentation to be completed by the department for this category