J1 Visa New Students Information

Information for J-1 Visa students

If you have been accepted into an exchange program at SF State through your home university, you will need to attend the Mandatory International Student Orientation.  The orientation is a program mandated by the U.S. Government according to the J-1 visa requirements that will take place the week before classes begin. You must attend each day of the orientation. In addition to the panels and presentations conducted by the Office of International Programs, the orientation is also an opportunity for international students to meet American students at SF State and explore San Francisco through the IEEC buddy program and IEEC social events. A detailed orientation schedule will be emailed to you one month before the orientation.  For more information visit:  http://oip.sfsu.edu/newlyacceptedstudents

If you have any questions after you have read the packet, please direct them to j1oip@sfsu.edu.