Information for J-1 Exchange Visitors

The purpose of the J-1 Exchange Visitor Program is to promote international educational and cultural exchange in order to develop mutual understanding between the people of the United States and other countries. Exchange programs exist in a variety of formats and permit visitors to come to this country for a wide range of activities. Fairleigh Dickinson University’s exchange visitor program provides opportunities for study and research.

The US Department of State is the official governing body responsible for J-1 Exchange Visitor Program.  In order to receive a J-1 visa from the U.S. Embassy or Consulate in your home country you must apply for and receive a form DS-2019 from Fairleigh Dickinson University (formerly referred to as IAP-66).


Fairleigh Dickinson University is approved to host J-1 exchange visitors in the following categories: Visiting Professors, Research Scholars, Student Interns, and Students.  To find out if you qualify for one of these programs you would need to identify your category and contact the approprate office:

Research Scholars or Visiting Professors 
- Contact Liz Nigrinis, Assistant Director of Global Partnership at lisetty_nigrinis@fdu.edu
   Potential Research Scholars and Visiting Professors can review the procedures of the program as well as the qualifications needed to apply. Program Guidelines

Visiting Students
- Visiting students from one of  FDU's Global Partnership Institutions should contact your university program coordinator for information.  Please visit the following webpage for a list of FDU Global Partnership Institutions.
- All other students interested in coming to FDU as a visiting student should contact Jim Deleppo, University Director of International Student Services at jd@fdu.edu

FDU Vancouver Visiting Students
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Contact Neil Mort, Director of Enrollment and Student Services at nmort@fdu.edu

Student Interns
- Contact Jim Deleppo, University Director of International Student Services at jd@fdu.edu