Requesting J-1 Visiting Scholar Status
International scholars may be invited by Babson College to engage in temporary academic activities such as research and teaching at Babson College in J-1 Exchange Visitor status for up to five years.
In order to host an international visiting scholar in J-1 immigration status, the Babson host department must ensure that the prospective visiting scholar has:
- English language proficiency, academic credentials (at least a bachelor's degree), and relevant professional experience to conduct the activities for which s/he has been invited
- Adequate financial resources to support her/himself for the duration of the appointment
- Health insurance coverage which satisfies the U.S. Department of State mandate
The Glavin Office of Multicultural & International Education (Glavin Office) will issue Form DS-2019 and assist the visiting scholar with the visa application process and any other immigration-related issues.
Process for a Visiting Scholar to join Babson in J-1 Status
1. Babson Host Department
DEPARTMENT confirms with H.R. and Dean of the Faculty that all internal procedures have been satisfied before issuing an invitation letter.
DEPARTMENT provides Glavin Office with J-1 Visiting Scholar invitation letter (pdf) including the following:
Specific program start and end date (start date cannot be altered once Form DS-2019 is issued)
Description of the visitor’s primary activities (i.e. teaching, research, observation)
Exact compensation in U.S. dollars (if any) which will be provided to the visiting scholar. If no compensation will be provided, this should be clearly stated.
DEPARTMENT makes request to the Glavin Office.
2. Glavin Office
- Within two business days of receiving approval from both the host department chair and Dean of Faculty, the GLAVIN OFFICE will email instructions directly to the scholar.
3. Visiting Scholar
4. Glavin Office
5. Visiting Scholar