The OISS Scholar Team has created an in-depth handbook that explains some of the requirements for your J-1 program.

In this Handbook

J-1 Scholar Program Handbook


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About the J-1 Scholar Program
J-1 Categories Hosted by UCSB
Research Scholar
Short Term Scholar
Student Intern
J-1 Program Eligibility
Additional Eligibility Requirements for Professors and Research Scholars
English Proficiency Requirement
OISS English Conversation Program (ECP)
Maintaining Status
General Requirements
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)?

Incident Reporting
Automatic Revalidation
Health Insurance
Insurance Providers
Insurance Waivers
UCSB Postdoctoral Scholar Insurance  
UCSB Paid Employee Insurance
General Overview of the US Health Care System
Primary Care and Specialists
Medical Emergencies
How to Find a Doctor
U.S. Forms of Identification
California Driver’s License
Social Security Number
UCSB Emergency Alerts
Important Documents
Important Acronyms