Are you interested in teaching or doing research at the University of St. Thomas?
- Contact the academic department or college in which you would like to teach or do research.
- Once an arrangement is made, confirm the dates and the purpose of your visit.
- The St. Thomas Academic Department will request a DS-2019 from Office of International Students & Scholars (so that you can apply for your J-1 visa).
- The DS-2019 and other important information about St. Thomas will be sent to you so that you can apply for the visa.
- Upon arrival in St. Paul, check-in with Office of International Students & Scholars and receive a J-1 scholar orientation.
The University of St. Thomas strongly recommends that you purchase ISO’s J-1 Exchange Plan to cover your stay in the U.S. It is very affordable and meets the minimum requirements set by Department of State.
U.S. Immigration law requires all J-1 exchange visitors and their J-2 dependents to have health/medical insurance at all times while participating in the J-1 exchange program; this includes the 30 days before and after the J-1 program. Health Insurance, Medical Evacuation and Repatriation Insurance are required of all J-1 and J-2 exchange visitors.
Program participants and their dependents are required to have medical insurance coverage with the following minimum benefits [22 CFR 62.14].
- Medical benefits of at least $100,000 per accident or illness
- Repatriation of remains in the amount of $25,000
- Expenses associated with the medical evacuation of the exchange visitor to his or her home country in the amount of $50,000
- A deductible not to exceed $500 per accident or illness.
U.S. immigration law permits all J-1 visa holders and their J-2 dependents to enter the U.S. up to 30 days prior to the program start date on the DS-2019. You must schedule an appointment with Office of International Students & Scholars for a 1:1 J-1 orientation upon arrival.