J Scholar Information
The International Students & Scholars Office (ISSO), as well as the entire faculty and staff, welcomes you to Clarkson University. I hope that your stay at Clarkson will be both pleasant and rewarding. The role of this office is to help you with the number of regulations that you are subject to and to ensure that you fulfill your legal obligations. It is very important that you take the time to understand your responsibilities associated with your exchange visitor (J-1) status.
The overal purpose and objective of the Exchange Visitor category is to "increase mutual understanding between people of the United States and the people of other countries by means of educational and cultural exchanges." Mutual Educational and Culturual Exchange Act (Fulbright-Hayes Act) of 1961.
The information given within these pages should give you assistance in understanding your J-1 exchange visitor status. Please contact the International Students & Scholars Office with any questions or for further advising specific to your situation.