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Estudiante del mes de Virscend

Welcome to the Virscend University Global Exchange Program, where academic excellence meets cultural immersion! Our program offers a unique opportunity for J-1 exchange students and scholars to engage in transformative educational experiences while exploring the vibrant community of Irvine, California.

Important Information for J-1 Exchange Visitors

The dropdowns below contain information relevant to all J-1 exchange visitors. Please make sure to review all information in order to maintain your J-1 status. If you have any questions or concerns, please reach out to the University's DSO.

Maintaining J-1 Visa Status

Health Insurance for Students and Scholars

2 Year Home Country Physical Presence Requirement

Social Security and Driver's License

Living Arrangements

J-1 Student Overview and Objectives
6-24 month program length
Global Exchange Program Exchange Students have the opportunity to come to the US for either one or two semesters to take courses to satisfy their degree requirements from their home universities or earn their MBA degree at Virscend University.
  1. Academic Engagement: Actively engage in academic coursework, discussions, and research projects, aiming to achieve academic excellence and broaden intellectual horizons.

  2. Cultural Immersion: Embrace the opportunity to immerse oneself in the host country's culture, traditions, and customs, fostering cross-cultural understanding and appreciation.

  3. Language Proficiency: Strive to improve language proficiency in the host country's language, whether through formal language courses, daily interactions, or cultural immersion experiences.

  4. Adaptability: Demonstrate adaptability and flexibility in adjusting to a new academic environment, cultural norms, and social dynamics, navigating challenges with resilience and openness.

  5. Networking: Actively network with fellow students, faculty members, and professionals in the host country, building relationships and expanding professional connections.

  6. Community Engagement: Get involved in community service initiatives, volunteer activities, or extracurricular clubs and organizations, contributing positively to the host community and fostering social responsibility.

  7. Cross-Cultural Communication: Cultivate effective cross-cultural communication skills, demonstrating respect, empathy, and sensitivity towards individuals from diverse backgrounds.

  8. Compliance with Regulations: Adhere to all visa requirements, institutional policies, and regulations governing exchange programs, ensuring compliance and responsible conduct throughout the exchange period.

J-1 Scholar Overview and Objectives
6-24 month program length
Global Exchange Program Scholars have the opportunity to come to the US and work on a research project, while being overseen by a Virscend University Professor.
  1. Conduct Research: Conduct high-quality research in your respective fields, contributing to the advancement of knowledge and academic discourse.

  2. Collaborate with Faculty: Collaborate closely with faculty members to exchange ideas, methodologies, and insights, fostering a dynamic academic environment.

  3. Publish Findings: Aim to publish research findings in peer-reviewed journals and present research outcomes at conferences, enhancing scholarly visibility and impact.

  4. Participate in Academic Events: Participate actively in departmental seminars, research colloquia, and interdisciplinary forums, contributing to intellectual exchange and networking within the academic community.

  5. Cultural Exchange: Embrace cultural exchange opportunities by participating in cultural events, engaging with local communities, and fostering cross-cultural understanding among students and faculty.

Communications and Social Media

Communications between administrators, academic advisors, and students is done through email. Please keep an eye out for all updates regarding your program and any university news. You can also follow our social media platforms to stay up to date with university events and news.

Campus Telephone: (949) 502-6252 
Email: admission@virscend.edu

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The J-1 Exchange Visitor Program is overseen by the US Department of State.


Contact Information:
U.S. Department of State, Office of Designation
Academic and Government Programs Division
ECA/EC/AG – SA-5, Floor C2
2200 C Street, NW
Washington, DC 20522-0505
Phone: (202) 632-3235
FAX: 202-632-2701
E-mail: jvisas@state.gov
http://j1visa.state.gov

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