KSU is committed to the Exchange Visitor Program through activities that encourage foreign professors, research scholars, short-term scholars, and specialists to visit the campus through reciprocal exchange programs with KSU faculty and students. The University actively collaborates with partner institutions to facilitate semester and yearlong exchanges. Presently KSU facilitates student and scholar exchange programs in ten different countries: Belize, Canada, France, Germany, Ghana, Japan, South Africa, South Korea, Spain and the United Kingdom.
The J-1 Exchange Visitor Program (EVP) was developed by the Department of State (DOS) in 1961 to increase mutual understanding between the people of the United States and other countries by means of educational and cultural exchanges. J-1 scholars are non-immigrants pursuing a specific program objective at academic institutions in the U.S., as designated by the Department of State. J-1 Exchange Visitors at KSU are categorized as research scholars, professors, short-term scholars, or specialists.
Exchange Visitor Program Regulations
Hosting a J-1 Scholar: The Basics
Restrictions on J-1 Scholars
J-1 Scholar Forms
The Division of Global Affairs facilitates limited campus housing to accommodate visiting international scholars. Visiting scholars who stay in such housing are required to pay "Fair Market Value" for their lodging or the value of the housing must be calculated into their compensation structure for their stay on campus.
Scholars who are participating in a DGA-approved reciprocal exchange program may not be required to pay for their lodging – or may only be required to pay for a portion of their lodging – if their institution provides reciprocal lodging accommodations to KSU faculty visiting the partner institution.