The Office of Global Services is a great resource for international students, their families, and scholars. If you have specific questions that require further assistance, please reach out to the appropriate person listed below.

You have worked hard to get to this point in your life. But, understanding the J-1 scholar eligibility requirements and DS-2019 application process does not have to be hard. See for yourself.

Your J-1 scholar visa application is the first step towards joining a global community of motivated learners. Learn all about the application process and how to transfer to Northeastern University.

Understanding J-1 status. Maintaining J-1 status. Attending a J-1 orientation session. We know you may feel overwhelmed with the number of obligations you have to meet as a J-1 student. Relax. The Office of Global Services remains committed to helping you at every step.

Obtaining a J-1 international scholar sponsorship is a collaborative effort at Northeastern University—led by the Office of Global Services. See the steps below.

Northeastern is a global university. So, it goes without saying that traveling to engage with the world is encouraged. And for international students and their dependents, it will require the right documents and authorizations.

myOGS is a simple, secure portal that helps international students submit important documents to the Office of Global Services for visa applications, initial I-20 requests, and more. Students can also access relevant resources and communicate more effectively with the entire staff at the Office of Global Services.

Maintaining your J-1 scholar status is critical to staying part of the Northeastern community. Below is a comprehensive list that covers topics ranging from the required authorizations you will need to obtaining incidental employment.

As a global university, our community is comprised of motivated learners with different backgrounds, beliefs, and religions from around the world—making our diversity a strength. So rest assured, in light of the executive order from the President of the United States—we will continue to stand with you.