J-1 Exchange Visitor Program

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Southern Illinois University (SIU) has a longstanding tradition of welcoming international visitors to our campus that dates back more than 70 years. Congratulations on being invited to become a part of the Saluki Family!

SIU is designated by the Department of State (DoS) as an exchange visitor program sponsor. SIU sponsors exchange visitors for a variety of educational objectives including: study, teaching, research, observation, and collaboration.

The International Students and Scholars (ISS) staff at the Center for International Education (CIE) is devoted to helping with all immigration matters and aspects of life while in the United States. 


Application Process and Information:

SIU Faculty - Information for current SIU faculty/staff members interested in hosting a J-1 Exchange Visitor

Student - Information for prospective and current J-1 students

Professor/Research Scholar  - Information for prospective and current J-1 Short Term Scholars, Research Scholars, and Professors