J-1 Visitor

The J-1 classification (exchange visitors) is authorized for those who intend to participate in an approved program for the purpose of teaching, instructing or lecturing, studying, observing, conducting research, consulting, demonstrating special skills, receiving training, or to receive graduate medical education or training. The Exchange Visitor Program is designed to promote the interchange of persons, knowledge, and skills, in the fields of education, arts, and science.
The J-1 Exchange Visitor Program is designed for temporary exchanges rather than long-term employment. A J-1 visitor may not be employed in a tenure-track position.

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