J-1 Exchange Visitors

The resources on this page are intended for Syracuse University departments who are hosting J-1 Professors, Researchers, Short-term Scholars, Specialists, and Student Interns.

All requests for J-1 sponsorship based on a position at Syracuse University must be processed by the Slutzker Center for International Services, and the decision to proceed is dependent on the interest of the University.

If your department is interested in sponsoring a J-1 Exchange Visitor, please contact the Slutzker Center at lescis@syr.edu. Processing of a J-1 is much faster than many other visa types, but it can take 6 – 8 weeks for a J-1 visitor to obtain a visa and arrive in the US after the support documents have been prepared, so the process should be started with the Slutzker Center at least two months in advance of the intended start date.


For an overview of the J-1 classification and process, please see the links below: