Florida International University hosts over 200 visiting scholars annually in the J-1 category. J-1 Exchange Visitors visit the university for as little as three weeks to a maximum of 5 years in paid or unpaid appointments.
Participants use the Form DS-2019 (formerly IAP-66) to apply at the American embassy or consulate for the J-1 visa to enter the United States. Exchange Scholars are classified into different categories as stated by the Department of State J-1 Visa Section of their website.
The categories sponsored by FIU are:
- Research scholar
- Short term scholar
- College and university students