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J-1 Scholar and Intern Orientation

J-1 Exchange Visitor Orientation takes place every Thursday at 1pm at ISSS in the Student Life Center. This orientation is for newly arrived J-1 Research Scholars, Professors, Short-term Scholars, and Student Interns.


Orientation Schedule

  • Every Thursday from 10:00-11:30 am at ISSS.  ISSS is located in the Student Life Center Suite 109.


  • How to Maintain Legal J-1 Status
  • Grace Periods
  • Employment
  • Special Features of J-1 Visa
  • 212(e) Requirement
  • J-2 Dependents
  • Adjusting to Life in Nashville


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Walk-In & Office Hours

Office Hours
Monday – Friday 8am – 5pm

Walk-In Hours
Monday – Friday 1:30pm-3:30pm

To meet with an adviser outside of walk-in hours, please email isss@vanderbilt.edu to make appointments at least 24 hours in advance.

Contact Us

Phone: (615)322-2753
Fax: 615-343-7799
Email: isss@vanderbilt.edu

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