Scholar Information Meeting (SIM)

Scholar Information Meetings (SIMs)

Newly arrived postdocs, professors, researchers, short-term scholars, and visiting student researchers are required to validate their arrival in the U.S. and the U.S. Department of State also requires participation in an orientation where immigration regulations, travel, employment, resources for families, health insurance and other practical information will be discussed. From now and until further notice, the required orientation will be offered in a webinar format.

Scholar Information Webinar

It will take approximately 30 minutes to view the webinar. Please view this webinar within 9 days after your arrival to the U.S. This Resource Guide for New J-1 Scholars also provides valuable information for newly arrived scholars that will also be covered in the webinar.

Optional: Register to attend a community volunteer-led Campus Walking Tour for newly arrived international scholars.