J-1 Exchange Visitors
The J-1 Exchange Visitor Program is under the purview of the Department of State. Its purpose is to increase mutual understanding between the United States and other countries through educational and cultural exchange.
By hosting visiting scholars and students, San José State University (SJSU) actively engages in the interchange of knowledge, promotes intercultural understanding, and strives for mutual enrichment of our partnerships with institutions globally. The J-1 status is a temporary, nonimmigrant status. Participants are expected to return to their home country upon completion of their program. See below for more information.