The general purpose of the exchange visitor program is to promote international understanding through educational and cultural exchanges between the people of the United States and the people of other countries.
The Office for International Students & Scholars (OISS) assists faculty and staff in bringing international scholars to campus and offers services to international scholars once they arrive. We provide information on immigration matters and prepare visa documentation for scholars. We also provide visitors information on health insurance, social security numbers, driver's licenses and general information about the University of Delaware. We host a variety of events for the international community at the University throughout the year. Information on upcoming events is posted on our events calendar.
An exchange visitor can come to the U.S. as a Professor, Research Scholar, Short Term Scholar, or Specialist. A visitor may come to teach, do research, observe or consult on a project. The length of stay on the J-1 visa varies depending on the program.