Any visiting international scholar for whom the university undertakes visa sponsorship must have some sort of CU-Boulder sponsorship. This does NOT mean that the visitor must be on the payroll of the university; each year we have many visitors such as Fulbright scholars who come to CU-Boulder on money from other sources.

The following procedures have to be initiated by the department or the inviting faculty member in order to bring in an international scholar as a J-1 exchange visitor.

All DS-2019 Request Paperwork for a new J-1 visitor program must be submitted to ISSS 100% complete and error-free 2-6 months in advance of the desired start date.

If the J-1 exchange visitor has not been awarded a confirmed undergraduate degree, s/he must come as a J-1 Student Intern and must complete a different set of paperwork.