STEP 1: Campus Check-in & Orientation
Check-in: Attending a Visiting Scholar Orientation/Check-in session is required. All visiting scholars are required to check-in with the Center for International Education upon arrival (no later than 10 days from start date) with visa documents (passport, DS-2019, I-94, J-1 Visa, and evidence of health insurance. A campus tour can also be arranged for you at this time as well.
Orientation: Take a moment to view the J-1 Visa Presentation, click HERE. The presentation will include a review of visa status, visa and travel regulations, an introduction to the campus and community, cultural programs, DMV, SSN and programs for spouses and family. Click here to view Orientation slide show
STEP 2: Self-Service Portal
The Institute of International Education requries that you create an account for the Self-Service Portal, update your U.S. address and to upload your Arrival Documents to your account.
Portal Link: http://mycusthelp.info/IIE
To download PDF instructions for updating your U.S. Address & Uploading Arrival Documents, click HERE
STEP 3: During Program
During a participant’s program in the United States, the Institute of International Education will monitor the program progress by requesting a mid-program evaluation and a Departure Form. This is a chance for both the Participant and the host site to report to the Institute of International Education on the success or concerns of the exchange program. Of course, any questions or concerns that arise during the program may be communicated directly to your IIE Program Officer.
STEP 4: Program Completion
When the program is complete, the Exchange Visitor must submit their Departure Form with their final report and travel information complete to the Institute of International Education. The Departure Form must be signed by the Exchange Visitor’s supervisor (your department sponsor).
Additional Contact with the Institute of International Education
Participants and host sites must immediately notify their IIE Program Officer regarding the following:
- All international travel to obtain travel validation signature
- Change of address (home or host site with 10 days)
- Change of supervisor
- Any program modifications must receive prior approval from IIE Program Officer