The Office of International Students & Scholars (OISS) welcomes you to the University of California, Santa Barbara.  As a J-1 Exchange Visitor, it is your responsibility to maintain legal status for yourself and your J-2 Dependent family members throughout your duration of stay in the U.S.  OISS is required by the U.S. Department of State to assist you with this matter by providing an orientation program to inform you about J-1 regulations and requirements, and how to maintain your legal status in the U.S.

J-1 Scholar Orientation is generally offered on the first and third Friday of each month (subject to change on occasion) in the OISS Conference Room, at 2:30 PM.

To register for an orientation session, please complete the form below and select the date you will attend: