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International Scholars

All J-1 Exchange Visitors must be sponsored and hosted by an applicable university department, and the invitation process must be initiated by the UF host department. Inviting a J-1 Exchange Visitor involves a host faculty sponsor and a department human resources administrative contact. The human resources team within the host department is responsible for submitting the online DS-2019 Request to EVS.

Initial applications are highly encouraged to submit the requests 60 days prior to the intended program start date. The 90 days will begin after CREC-HR receives all of the documents by both faculty and scholar. Once faculty provides items CREC-HR will reach out to the scholar for additional items required from scholar.

Supervisor to provide CREC-HR with the following items to begin the DS-2019 Request process.

International Scholar Invitation Form PDF
CV/Resume of Scholar  
Acknowledgement of Faculty Sponsor Form PDF
Proof of English Language Proficiency PDF

Not needed if country on the exempt list found at

Optional Items from supervisor, if in your possession  

Diploma of scholar


Additional reference information can be found at at
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