The J-1 exchange visitor visa was created with the primary purpose of enabling cultural exchange between the United States and other nations, thereby “building mutual understanding between Americans and people of other countries.”
Cross-cultural exchange activities are an essential part of the University's J-1 exchange visitor program and of our continued ability to sponsor exchange visitors across campus.
To comply with the federal regulatory requirements of the exchange visitor program, all host units must have plans in place to offer cross-cultural exchange opportunities to J-1 exchange visitors and their J-2 dependents. OGA/ISSS is happy to support this effort and hope to highlight the presence of visiting scholars to enrich our community.
Below are some ideas for activities:
Participate in bi-weekly UWTea Time
This informal gathering is open to everyone on campus who is interested in International Education. The group currently meets online via Zoom every other week for Autumn, Winter, and Spring quarter. Find out the meeting time and location here.
Present for the Visiting Scholar Research Lecture Series
Office of Research and Office of Global Affairs host this lecture series. Here is a list of past lectures. If you are interested, please contact us!
"A Cultural Glimpse of the Chinese Concept of Xisheng" by Professor Yuhong Yang
"Reducing Maternal and Perinatal Mortality in the Democratic Republic of Congo" by Dr. Abel Ntambue Mukengeshayi
"Some Structural Factors Behind State Collapse: A Case Study on the Democratic Republic of Congo" by Dr. Yan Jian