J-1 Exchange Visitor Program

The J-1 Exchange Visitor Program (EVP) is a diplomacy initiative administered by the United States government. The intent and purpose of the EVP is to exchange persons and ideas and to build mutual understanding among peoples and cultures. The purpose of the J-1 program is to provide foreign nationals with opportunities to participate in educational and cultural programs in the United States and return home to share their experiences.

The Medical University of South Carolina is a designated sponsor of the EVP. Exchange Visitors are selected by a specific MUSC department to participate in a particular Exchange Visitor Program with specific goals and objectives.

J-1 is not an employment-based status. However, J-1 Exchange Visitors may be temporarily employed by MUSC as long as their primary activities are teaching, lecturing, observing, or conducting research.

Refer to the menus on the left to learn more about the J-1 Exchange Visitor Program at MUSC and the J-1 sponsorship application process.