J-1 Exchange Visitor Program

At North Carolina A&T, we believe that global collaboration and international partnerships may result in an educational/cultural exchange. Foreign nationals interested in conducting research or teaching at N.C. A&T can be invited to the University through the J-1 Exchange Visitor Program.

International students interested in short-term study will also be eligible for consideration under the J-1 visitor's program and other exchange options coordinated by the Office of International Affairs (OIA). 

Maintaining J-1 Visa Status

Please note that immigration regulations and procedures are subject to change. You may refer to www.uscis.gov and contact OIA with specific questions regarding the J-1 Exchange Visitor Program.

J-1 Visa Maintaining Status
  • Maintain up-to-date immigration documents at all times.
  • Valid DS-2019 - note DS-2019 is only valid for the sponsor indicated in #2 of the form.
  • Passport - must be current at least six (6) months in advance.
I-94 (Arrival/Departure Record)
  • Should be kept in a secure place at all times.
  • Confirm that the I-94 indicates J-1 visa status and "D/S" for Duration of Status.
  • If your I-94 or that of your spouse (dependents) has a specific end date, you must consult the OIA immediately upon check in.
Health/Medical Insurance Coverage

Insurance plans must meet the minimum requirements required by federal regulations governing the J-1 Exchange Visitor Program:

  • $50,000 minimum per accident or illness
  • $500 maximum deductible per illness
  • $10,000 provision for medical evacuation
  • $7,500 maximum for repatriation coverage

OIA has information and brochures on insurance plans and companies which meet the minimum requirements for J-1 Exchange Visitors.

Engage in those activities indicated in #4 of the DS-2019 issued by North Carolina A&T State University.

Do not engage in employment, whether paid or unpaid at any other university, institution or a different North Carolina A&T department for which the Certificate of Eligibility (DS-2019) was not issued.