The J-1 Exchange Visitor program aims to increase intercultural understanding between the local and international communities through education and cross-cultural exchange.
The University of Southern California has a long and proud tradition of facilitating such exchanges. We welcome J-1 degree students as well as research scholars, short-term scholars, and professors. We welcome more than 1,100 J-1 Exchange Visitors annually from 70 different countries. They include graduate students taking advantage of USC libraries to complete thesis or dissertation papers, post-doctoral researchers supporting USC research efforts while furthering their own education, or tenured faculty from prestigious foreign universities coming to share their experience with our students and faculty.
Regardless of their individual pursuits, J-1 Exchange Visitors greatly contribute to the rich and diverse Trojan Family. Their experience at USC allows them to achieve their goals, as well as enrich the university’s global initiatives.
If you are a J-1 Scholar conducting full-time research or teaching at USC, we would like to redirect you to the webpages below:
- Obtaining a DS-2019 for J-1 Scholars
- Pre-Departure J-1 Scholars
- Arrival J-1 Scholars
- Current J-1 Scholars
If you are a J-1 Non-Degree Student, we would like to redirect you to the webpages listed below:
- Obtaining a DS-2019 for Non-Degree Students
- J-1 Pre-Departure Non-Degree Students
- J-1 Arrival Non-Degree Students
- Current J-1 Non-Degree Students
If you are a J-1 Degree Student, we would like to redirect you to the webpages listed below: