International Scholars


Pre-Arrival Information
Obtaining Your Visa
Entering the U.S.

Health Insurance
J Exchange Visitor Insurance Requirements
Suggested Health Insurance Companies

All scholars must attend an orientation session after their arrival.  Register for a session with the J-1 advisor by emailing  Bring all of your immigration documents, your local address and phone number, and proof of health insurance for you and any J-2 dependent(s) you brought with you to the U.S. 

J-1 Immigration Advising
If you would like to speak with an immigration advisor, here is our office information:

Walk-in/Call-in Advising Hours
Mondays through Thursdays: 9:30-11:30am & 1:30-4:30pm
Fridays: 9:00am-12:00pm
Office Location: Marquis Hall, Room 110
Telephone: 940-565-2195
Please note that our office will still be open from 8:00am-5:00pm, Monday through Friday for document pick-ups and to accept normal requests, however advisors will only be available during the times listed above.

Travel Endorsements for J Visa Holders
Travel to Canada, Mexico and Contiguous Islands

Extending Your DS-2019
Please contact your department about extending your program.

Employment Resources
Social Security for J-1 and J-2 Visa Holders
Incidental Employment for J-1 Scholars

Ending Your Program

J-2 Dependent Resources
J-2 Dependents
J-2 Dependent Employment

Information for Departments
Inviting a J-1 Exchange Visitor

UNT International Calendar
UNT Calendars

J World Newsletter
Fall 2017 Edition
Spring 2017 Edition

Fall 2016 Edition