J-1 Students and Scholars
The J-1 Exchange Visitor Program was developed by the United States government in conjunction with governments of countries around the world to serve as a forum for educational and cultural exchange. The program provides opportunities for thousands of students, scholars, and others to spend time in foreign countries learning skills and sharing their knowledge and culture.
In the United States, the Exchange Visitor program is presently monitored by the Department of State. California State University, East Bay has been designated by the Department of State as a sponsoring institution for the J-1 Exchange Visitor program. Foreign nationals who participate in this program in the United States receive J-1 status, which classifies them as members of this exchange program.
The Center for International Education (CIE) partners with universities and sponsoring agencies around the world to bring exchange students, degree seeking students, and scholars to Cal State East Bay. These exchange students and scholars have certain responsibilities and an obligation to contribute to the internationalization of the CSUEB community.
J Scholars are invited to CSUEB to teach and/or pursue research for a short period of time in a variety of fields of studies. Departure and arrival information is available in this section for new J scholars.
Faculty who are interested in inviting scholars should review the Procedures for Inviting International Faculty/Researchers and visit the Academic Affairs website (link opens in new window) for more information.
Through exchange agreements and cost-sharing initiatives, Cal State East Bay welcomes non-degree exchange students and degree-seeking students to campus. These students contribute to the internationalization of our classrooms and our community. Visit this section if you are a J-1 Exchange or Sponsored Student.