J-1 Scholars

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J-1 Exchange Visitor Program

The University of Maryland (UM) is pleased to host students and scholars in its Exchange Visitor program as well as ...

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International Scholar Handbook (pdf)

Welcome to the University of Maryland! We are excited that you have decided to further your education and professional development ...

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Maintain J-1 status

How to Maintain your J-1 Status while in the U.S.

To stay in lawful J-1 status in the United States, you must remember these important requirements: ...

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Traveling Outside the United States

To re-enter the U.S., you need to have the following documents: a valid passport, ...

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Understanding the '12-Month' and '24-Month' Bars

The U.S. Department of State has implemented regulations that prevent repeat usage of some J Exchange Visitor categories. ...

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J-2 Dependents

An exchange visitor's spouse or child enters the U.S. in J-2 status and may stay for as long as ...

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