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 stay in the U.S. The U.S. Department of State requires OISS to support you in doing so. We provide an orientation program that informs you about J-1 regulations, requirements, and how to maintain your legal status.

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

Register for a J-1 Scholar Orientation session