The J-1 Exchange Visitor Program

The intent and purpose of the J-1 Exchange Visitor Program (EVP) is to exchange persons and ideas and to build mutual understanding among peoples and cultures.

The Medical University of South Carolina (MUSC) is a designated sponsor of the EVP. Exchange Visitors are selected by an MUSC department to participate in a particular program with specific goals and objectives.

J-1 is not an employment-based status. However, J-1 exchange visitors may be temporarily employed by MUSC as long as their primary activities are teaching, lecturing, observing, or conducting research.