The OISS Scholar Team has created an in-depth handbook that explains some of the requirements for your J-1 program.
In this Handbook
About the J-1 Exchange Visitor Program
J-1 Categories Hosted by UCSB
Short Term Scholar
J-1 Program Eligibility
Additional Eligibility Requirements for Professors and Research Scholars
English Proficiency Requirement
OISS English Conversation Program (ECP)
Status Specific Requirements
Category Specific Requirements
(12- and 24- Month Bars)
212(e) Two-Year Home Country Physical Presence Requirement
Who is subject to the 212(e) requirement?
Are J-2 dependents subject to the 212(e)?
When should I see a Scholar Advisor about the 212(e)?
UCSB Postdoctoral Scholar Insurance
UCSB Paid Employee Insurance
General Overview of the US Health Care System
Primary Care and Specialists
How to Find a Doctor
U.S. Forms of Identification
California Driver’s License
Social Security Number