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Center for Global Engagement

J-1 Exchange Program - Required Information


Prior to your arrival:


In order to obtain your visa:

  • Complete the DS-2019 Application form (PDF) and email it to us
  • Email your completed Exchange Student Application form and attachments to us
  • Pay the SEVIS fee online (see below instructions).
  • Make an appointment at the nearest U.S. consulate or Embassy to apply for your visa.
  • Take the following documents with you to your appointment:
    1. Your original DS-2019 form,
    2. Your SEVIS receipt,
    3. Your passport,
    4. The welcome letter from our institution which will be mailed to you, and
    5. Any financial support information (personal bank statements, grant information from your home institution, etc.)

Payment Information


Required Information:


After to your arrival:

Traveling during and after your stay in the U.S. (PDF)