Orientation for Exchange Visitors/J-1 Scholars (foreign faculty and researchers) is provided by the Department of International Student and Scholar Services (ISSS) through an online format. The online orientation session will assist you in your transition to living and pursuing your academic endeavors in the U.S. Upon your arrival at the University of Miami, all international scholars are required to complete the online session. We recommend, however, that you complete the online session prior to your arrival in the U.S. It will provide you with important information on immigration rules you must follow to stay in the U.S., local community resources, life and customs in the U.S., and health insurance requirements. The quiz at the end of the session helps reinforce your understanding. Once you have completed the J-1 Scholar Arrival to UM Confirmation and the online orientation session and quiz, please e-mail ISSS to schedule an appointment with your ISSS Advisor. We will reply to your e-mail with the date and time of your appointment. At this meeting, ISSS will validate your and your J-2 dependents’ Forms DS-2019 for future travel and reentry to the U.S. and answer any questions you may have.
Please click here to download the session: International Scholar Orientation Online Session. Make sure to click “View Slideshow” and have your audio turned on. The session may take a few minutes to download.