J-1: Employment Information

J-1 research scholars, J-1 short-term scholars and J-1 professors are eligible to engage in the educational activities as outlined on their Form DS 2019. However, the length of stay in the US varies for each category as follows:

  • J-1 Research Scholars: 5 years
  • J-1 Professors: 5 years
  • J-1 Short-term Scholars: 6 months
  • J-1 Specialists: 1 year

Employment for these categories is both job and site specific as stated on the DS 2019. A change in location (department) is not permitted without prior approval from ISS.

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