The staff of the International Services office would like
to congratulate you on your appointment and welcome you to the University
of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey (UMDNJ). The J-1 program
is administered by the United States Department of State, and UMDNJ
is one of many institutions which have been authorized as J-1 program
sponsors. Designated International Services staff members serve as representatives,
known as Responsible or Alternate Responsible Officers (RO/ARO),
who help administer UMDNJ's Exchange Visitor's Program. It is our
hope that we will be able to assist you in making a smooth transition
to life in the U.S. and to UMDNJ.
accordance with the Department of State's regulations,
all new Exchange Visitors (EVs) are required to go
through a J-1 orientation program. At UMDNJ, the International Services office is responsible for
providing this service. All new EVs arriving at UMDNJ
must attend a mandatory orientation
program within ten (10) business days or two weeks
of their arrival. J-2 dependents are encouraged to
attend this program if they will be in the U.S. for
more than one year. The J-1 orientation is conducted
every two weeks on the Newark and Piscataway campuses.
On the Newark campus, orientation is conducted at
the International Services office every 1st and 3rd Wednesday of the month and
in Piscataway , every 2nd and 4th Thursday of the
month. Special arrangements will be made for any EV
arriving at the New Brunswick and Stratford campuses.
Please call International Services for further information.
Orientation Registration Form
note that, regardless of the date you pick for orientation, you
must inform International Services of your arrival at UMDNJ immediately.
Purpose of the J-1 Exchange Visitor's Program:
of the J-1 Exchange Visitor Program's (EVP) is to promote cultural
and educational exchange in order to develop mutual understanding
between the people of the United States and the people of other
Exchange Visitor's Program Categories:
You are coming to the U.S. as an exchange visitor to pursue a specific
program objective under a specific category. Although there are
many other categories, the UMDNJ-IS is only authorized to sponsor
EVs for the following: Professor, Research Scholar and Student.
International Services has assigned you a category based on the description
of the proposed activities provided to us by your sponsoring department.
The primary activity/program objective for each of these categories
is described below:
Teaching, lecturing, observing or consulting. A professor may
also conduct research unless the sponsor does not allow it.
Scholar: Conducting research, observing or consulting
in connection with a research project. The research scholar may
also teach or lecture unless the sponsor does not allow it.
Full-time studies leading to a U.S. degree at a post-secondary
accredited educational institution or full-time studies in a prescribed
course/program leading to a degree earned at a foreign institution
of higher learning.