|Event Date||Event Time||Registration Deadline||Registration|
|August 1 - 3, 2023||2:00 pm - 5:00 pm||Registration Closed|
This essential training, geared for the new Responsible Officer or Alternate Responsible Officer, covers all of the basic regulatory aspects of the J Exchange Visitor Program. New advisers will gain a relevant overview of the current regulatory issues as well as the opportunity to think through how these concepts are applied to your specific educational context.
- Describe principal components and characteristics of the Exchange Visitor Program.
- Identify resources to assist with J program administration.
- Resolve basic exchange visitor issues, problems, and situations.
- Understanding the J program
- Introduction to SEVIS
- DS-2019 preparation
- Sending pre-arrival information
- Obtaining J-1 status
- Maintaining J status
- Work authorization
- Two-year home country residence requirement
- J-2 dependents
- Extensions, transfers, and end of program issues
What Participants Are Saying
- "Great workshop. I both learned new things and also had regulations re-enforced." - Annual Conference participant
- "This was my very first introduction to information about J-1. They laid out the basics, including general vocabulary, which really helped me." - Annual Conference participant
- "The encouragement of table discussions helped me learn from experiences that others had, as well as things to look out for! I enjoyed the conversation." - Annual Conference participant
- "This session was great. The trainers were patient, respectful of each other and the trainees, and very entertaining...the day flew by! I feel confident to advise J-1 students/scholars/etc. in my role. I think the biggest takeaway was gaining new colleagues in the trainers to ask questions to in the future." - Annual Conference workshop participant
- "Good overview of the basic of the J program with hints at more advanced knowledge." - Annual Conference participant
- "The trainers did a wonderful job of balancing the content with thoughtful participant engagement and useful small group exercises." - On-site workshop participant
International student and scholar advisers, new Responsible Officers (RO) and Alternate Responsible Officers (ARO), and administrators working with an existing J-1 program.
Build Your Competencies
NAFSA International Education Professional Competencies 2.0 outline the abilities, skills, and foundational knowledge necessary for successful international educators. Learn more about NAFSA Competencies 2.0.
This learning content targets the competency categories of Compliance Management and Recruitment, Enrollment, and Advising.