J-1 Visa Program
Through the J-1 visa program, W.U.S.T can offer various cultural exchange opportunities to students, professors, and other professional specialists from abroad. W.U.S.T acts as the visa sponsor for these exchange visitor programs; please contact us at [email protected]. for more information
Students can enroll in a degree or non-degree seeking programs (cannot enroll in English language learning programs). The J-1 student must be proficient in English and must meet all admissions requirements for a specific program. In its majority (51%), the student's funding source comes from a source other than personal (i.e., scholarship, grant, employer). On a J-1 visa, students can participate in Academic Training during their studies which are authorized part-time employment. The Academic Training for undergraduate and pre-doctoral training does not exceed 18 months, inclusive of any prior academic training in the United States, or the period of a full course of study in the United States, whichever is less; except that additional time for academic training is allowed to the extent necessary for the exchange visitor to satisfy the mandatory requirements of his or her degree program in the United States. Academic training must be directly related to the student's field of study. Additionally, student spouses on a J-2 visa are eligible to request employment authorization.
J-1 Student Intern
This program allows the student to come to the U.S.A. to participate in an internship program at W.U.S.T. or at another company (approved by W.U.S.T.). The participants must be currently enrolled in a degree-seeking program in their home country (not graduated). They must plan to return home after the internship to complete their program of study and graduate. The internship field must be full-time and must match the student's field of study in his/her home country. The internships can be paid or unpaid and have a maximum duration of 12 months.
Foreign professors can apply to participate as visiting professors at W.U.S.T. The program duration is 3 or 6 months and can be extended if the W.U.S.T. and the visiting professor deem it necessary. Visiting professor positions are subject to need and availability. Duties can include teaching, co-teaching, leading workshops, guest speaking, conducting research, curriculum development, etc. W.U.S.T. will provide a monthly stipend to pay for accommodation and living expenses in the U.S.A.