Monterey Institute of International Studies

Visiting Faculty and Staff

Information for Visiting Faculty, Staff & Researchers

Visa Information for MIIS Departments

The International Student and Scholar Services (ISSS) office of Middlebury College provides visa support for on-campus departments who are bringing international faculty, researchers, staff and other visitors to the Monterey Institute. Like international students coming to the U.S. to study these other entities will also need to obtain a visa and legal status to work or study in the U.S.

MIIS sponsors scholars in a variety of different non-immigrant classifications depending on the purpose and nature of their visit. All requests for institutional sponsorship officially begin in the host department or research center that the individual will be working or studying in. Below is some information pertaining to those individuals who will be obtaining a J-1 exchange visa.

J-1 Categories and Definitions

The Monterey Institute has been authorized to bring individuals to the U.S. as visiting professors, visiting research scholar, short-term scholars and specialists. Individuals may come for a minimum of two weeks to teach, conduct research, or share their expertise with our campus community. These experiences may be either paid by the Monterey Institute or by the home institution. In order for a department to initiate a request the DS2019 Request must be completed and submitted.

Professor

The purpose of this position is primarily teaching, lecturing, observing, or consulting. An individual coming to campus as a visiting professor may also conduct research. The maximum time limit for this type of visitor is 5 years.

Research Scholar

The purpose of this position is primarily conduct research, observe, or consult in connection with research project. An individual coming to campus as a research scholar may also teach. The maximum time limit for this type of visitor is 5 years.

Short-term Scholar

The purpose of this position is primarily to act as a professor or research scholar on short-term trip to lecture, observe, consult, train, or demonstrate special skills. The maximum time limit for this type of visitor is 6 months.

There are different types of visa classifications used by the Institute, in which a visiting professor, researcher, or scholar may enter the U.S. Within each type there is specific information regarding employment, enrollment in classes, travel and re-entry, limitations and extensions of stay, and dependents.

Please click on the appropriate link for the information pertaining to your situation: