International Center J1 Scholar Requests Submissions

The U.S. Department of State has enacted new federal regulations regarding the J1 program and the IIT International Center has been given a very short timeframe to update its processes and procedures. The new regulations go into effect on Monday, January 5, 2015. Because of this, please submit any J1 scholar requests to the IC by Wednesday, December 17 to allow time for processing before the new regulations go into effect. Any requests received after this date will be subject to the new regulations. The IC will be releasing information regarding the new process before the end of the year. Information sessions will be held in January to review the new regulations and procedures.

New regulations include:

  • Documented proof of English language proficiency
  • Increased health insurance coverage

Thank you for your cooperation as we work together to continue to bring outstanding scholars to the IIT community. Please direct any questions to Amy Benck, IC director, at