UMD: A Globally Connected University

J-1 Department Responsibilities

During a J-1 exchange visitor program, the hosting department:

  • Monitors employee while at UMD to ensure the successful completion of their J-1 program objective and hosting supervisor serves as a mentor
  • Serves as the liaison between ISSS and the international employee 
  • Responds to pre-arrival emails  
  • Notifies ISSS of changes in program dates
  • Serves as a first point of contact for the international visitor prior to their arrival
  • Ensures that all J-1 visitors check-in with ISSS and attend an orientation session
  • Ensures that all J-1 visitors are aware of health insurance requirements and provide proof to ISSS
  • Confirms that the training program will engage the intern for a minimum of 32 hours per week, and will require no more than 20% clerical duties.
  • Conducts evaluations of all J-1 student interns.  For internships in duration of more than six months, a midpoint and final evaluations will be completed.
  • May not offer the student intern employment at the completion of the training program for at least 12 months, as the intern is expected to return to his/her home institution to complete his/her degree.