Faculty can, and do, bring many international visiting Research Scholars and Professors to campus for the purposes of temporary collaboration, research, teaching, and exchange through NC State’s J-1 Exchange Visitor Program. The J-1 Research Scholar and Professor Categories require the Exchange Visitor to already be in possession of a Bachelor’s degree before the visa status can be approved.
However, on occasion faculty members would like to bring in undergraduate students from overseas for the purposes of (research) training and cooperation with collaborators from overseas. The J-1 Student Intern Category is the best means by which a department can host a foreign national undergrad to do a (research) internship within an NC State department.
Effective July 1, 2015, the J-1 Student Intern Category will transition from the Global Training Initiative (GTI) to OIS. This means that all of the J-1 Exchange Visitor options available for foreign faculty, grad students, and now undergrads will be housed and supported in one office: OIS! If you have questions about this process, please feel free to e-mail Thomas Greene directly at firstname.lastname@example.org