The J-1 Exchange Program, sponsored by the U.S. Department of State, is intended to provide exchange visitors with “opportunities to participate in educational and cultural programs in the United States and return home to share their experiences, and to encourage Americans to participate in educational and cultural programs in other countries.” CFR § 62.1 (b)
The University of Louisiana at Lafayette is proud to serve as a host site for J-1 exchange visitors in the following categories:
- Research Scholars/Professors
The University of Louisiana at Lafayette serves as a host site for J-1 exchange students who are enrolled in our partner institutions around the world.
The Division of Global Engagement maintains partnerships with universities in several countries. Students from our global partner institutions may study at UL Lafayette as exchange students for one or two semesters.
Exchange students generally have access to all courses for which they are qualified, as well as all university resources including on-campus housing and full student support services. Please visit the following link to apply as an exchange student at UL Lafayette:
Find out if your institution has a partnership with UL Lafayette.
For more information on the J-1 Exchange student process, please contact:
Interns, Research Scholars & Professors
Interns, research scholars, and professors who are interested in collaborating with UL Lafayette faculty may also apply to for the J-1 Exchange Visitor Program. Once a faculty/exchange visitor connection has been established, the hosting department will submit the Approval for the Employment/Visit of an Exchange Scholar Form and the Division of Global Engagement will facilitate the immigration process.
For more information on the J-1 Exchange intern or scholar process, please contact: