Exchange Visitors and Scholars

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Exchange Visitors and Scholars

LMU is designated to serve as Program Sponsor by the U.S. Department of State, thereby enabling us to issue Form DS-2019, Certificate of Eligibility, to prospective Exchange Visitors. The purpose of the J-1 Exchange Visitor Program is to increase mutual understanding between people of the United States and people of other
countries by means of educational and cultural exchanges, thereby strengthening the ties between the nations. The Exchange Visitor (EV) may participate in studies, research, and teaching. They may also receive training in EV categories under student, non-degree student, professor, research scholar, short-term scholar, and specialist, to promote international education and cultural exchange.

Exchange Visitors/Scholars Sponsored by LMU/LLS

If you are a faculty or host department and would like to sponsor an exchange visitor or scholar, please review the following information.

Faculty Sponsor & Host Department Responsibilities

Scholar Participation Requirements

Submit Exchange Visitor Proposal Form LMU Global-Local Affairs

Submit J-1 New Scholar Application in
MyStatus, after securing
approval from GLA

Effective Fall 2023, all exchange visitors/scholars whose program date starts in Fall 2023 semester and beyond, will be assessed a Visiting Scholar fee of $300.  It can be paid either by the host department or an exchange visitor/scholar. 

Fulbright Scholars

If you are a faculty or host department who will sponsor a Fulbright scholar or FLTA, please contact OISS via