Defining Exchange Visitors

Exchange Visitors (EVs) come in two forms: J-1 Visiting Scholars or J-1 Visiting Students

Am I a Scholar?

  • Visiting Scholar: Has a doctoral degree, holds a non-faculty position at another academic institution or non-academic institution, agency, or company
  • Visiting Faculty: Holds a faculty position at another academic institution
  • Benefited, non-tenure track position at Northeastern University (e.g. Postdoc)

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Am I a Visiting Student?

  • Must currently be enrolled in a degree program abroad (any level) at another institution abroad at the Bachelor’s, Master’s, or Doctoral level.
  • At Northeastern University in a visiting researcher capacity.

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Please note that this page is only for J-1 Scholars and J-1 Visiting Students who are coming to Northeastern as visiting researchers. This information is not intended for J-1 Visiting Students who are coming to Northeastern as part of an exchange program and will be enrolled in classes.

Please click here if you are coming as part of an exchange program