- You must first apply at a U.S. consulate or embassy for an entry visa. You will need your Form DS-2019 and your country's original passport. Please follow instructions given on the specific consulate's website.
- As an exchange student on a J-1 visa, your advisor is Patricia Aguirre. You may reach her by email at
- As soon as you arrive in the United States, you MUST ATTEND a mandatory J-1 orientation meeting. This meeting will be held at the International and Exchange Student Center (IESC) on Friday, January 17th at 9:30 am. At this appointment, you will be meeting your advisor, who will process your DS-2019 and immigration documents, give you important information on how to maintain legal student status in the U.S., help you become acquainted with the structure of your new campus, and make you aware of the campus offices and services you can use and help you with the registration process. Please note that you are expected to be enrolled in full course of study before attending this meeting.
- If you are outside the United States or planning to travel and re-enter the U.S, the last date for you to enter this country is January 16, 2020. This information is in section 3 of your DS-2019.
Failure to report to the IESC within 30 days of arrival and provide required documents will result in automatic termination of your SEVIS record by immigration.