J-1 Scholars and Professors

CSUMB is a U.S. Department of State approved host for international visiting Professors and Scholars through the J-1 Exchange Visitor Program, which objective is to “increase mutual understanding between the people of the United States and the people of other countries by means of educational and cultural exchanges.”

Within the International Student & Scholar Services (ISSS) at CSUMB, we assist academic departments and visiting professors and scholars by advising on immigration regulations.

If you are interested in joining CSUMB as a visiting professor or scholar, we encourage you to research our various academic departments and see if there is a good fit for you. If you are a prospective visiting scholar or professor, your host department will be your primary point of contact at CSUMB. Your host department, in cooperation with ISSS, will be responsible for facilitating immigration processes and undertake several other obligations, including:

  • Documenting that the scholar is fully qualified to participate in the proposed activity.
  • Completing immigration sponsorship paperwork.
  • Advising the scholar, before and after arrival in Monterey, of the department’s available services and facilities (e.g. housing, transportation, office or lab space, etc.).
  • Notifying the ISSS in advance of changes to the scholar’s start or end date, financial support, position title, workplace location, etc.

Specific requirements apply to the J-1 immigration status that must be met to ensure compliance with federal immigration regulations. For information regarding specific federal immigration regulations and university policies on immigration sponsorship procedures, please go to Immigration.

NOTE: The information on this site pertains solely to exchange visiting scholars and professors at CSUMB and is not intended, nor should it be used as, legal advice. Furthermore, CSUMB has no control over external sites to which links are found on this site, and in the event that information provided on those sites conflicts with university policy, CSUMB policies will be determinative.

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