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J-1 Exchange Student Regulations

The following links describe information that J-1 international exchange visitors are expected to know, understand, and comply with while at UMSL. These regulations can impact a student's ability to stay in the US, travel and re-enter, or seek employment. Please contact the ISSS if you have any questions regarding this material.

Maintaining Status
Requirements for maintaining your J-1 exchange student status.

Re-Entry to the US
Information about traveling and re-entering the U.S. as a J-1 student.

J-1 Student Visa Information
Information about program transfer, program extension, and employment.

Enrollment Requirements
Leanrn more about the enrollment requirements and applying for an exception.

Online Classes
Learn more about the regulations related to online course requirements.

Please note: for the Fall 2021 and Spring 2022, J-1 exchange students are asked to enroll for at least 6 credit hours of hybrid or on-campus coursework.

Change of Address Requirement
Information about change-of-address notification requirements.

SEVIS Information
Information regarding the US federal government's Student and Exchange Visitor Information System (SEVIS) and how it will affect international students.

Rights and Protections for Exchange Students and Scholars
As an international exchange student or scholar, you are afforded protections under U.S. law including protections against human trafficking and labor abuse under the William Wilberforce Trafficking Victims Protection Reauthorization Act (Public Law 110-457).  For more information about these protections, go to the State Department Rights and Protections website.

Contact Information
If you have any questions regarding your status as a J-1 exchange student, please contact Jim Webb, exchange student coordinator at webbjj@umsl.edu.