The J-1 Exchange Visitor program seeks to increase intercultural understanding between the local and international communities at USC through educational and cultural exchange.
The University of Southern California has a long and proud tradition of facilitating such exchanges. We welcome more than 1,100 J-1 scholars annually from 70 different countries in the J-1 visa category. Our Exchange Visitors include graduate students taking advantage of USC libraries to complete thesis or dissertation papers, post-doctoral researchers supporting USC research efforts while furthering their own education, or tenured faculty from prestigious foreign universities coming to share their experience with our students and faculty.
Regardless of their individual pursuits, J-1 scholars greatly contribute to the rich and diverse Trojan Family. Their experience at USC allows them to both achieve their goals, and enrich the university's global nature.