Individuals entering the United States to work or study at Cornell University have many issues to consider. From making the transition to living in a new country, to understanding the different types of visa status, it can be complicated.
The primary source of support and information is the University’s International Students & Scholars Office (ISSO). ISSO endeavors to enhance the international character of Cornell University by providing essential services and support to students, faculty and staff. In an effort to ensure student, scholar and institutional compliance with federal regulations, ISSO provides professional expertise on immigration and employment issues. As advocates for international exchange, ISSO promotes the academic, professional and personal growth of this diverse community while cultivating an appreciation of its many contributions.
If you plan to host a J-1 Exchange Visitor as a visiting professor, research scholar, short-term scholar or student intern, see the J-1 Host Faculty Guide.
Updated 9/13/17 KMR