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.