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Non-UIC Sponsored J-1 Exchange Visitors

UIC is proud to host hundreds of J-1 Exchange Visitors from around the world each year. Their activity on-campus as students, scholars, researchers, and trainees enrich our community, and in turn, they carry their UIC experience back to their home countries.

While the Office of International Services supports the success of all J-1 Exchange Visitors, those sponsored by third-party organizations must work closely with their sponsoring organization on matters related to their immigration status since OIS does not have access to the immigration record.

Please see below for general tips for common non-UIC sponsored J-1 Exchange Visitors. Exchange visitors with sponsorship from UIC should refer to J-1 Exchange Visitors for information on maintaining status.

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