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Exchange Visitor Services. UF International Center is the official program sponsor designated by the Department of State to run the J-1 Exchange Visitor Program at UF. EVS interprets and implements federal regulations that govern the Exchange Visitor Program

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Exchange visitor services

Exchange Visitor Services


Exchange visitor services

  • UF International Center is the official program sponsor designated by the Department of State to run the J-1 Exchange Visitor Program at UF.

  • EVS interprets and implements federal regulations that govern the Exchange Visitor Program

  • We administer the program in a manner that fulfills UF’s objectives of learning, discovery, and engagement.

Introduction to EVS

J-1 Exchange Visitor Azhar Abbas Khan, Pakistan

Conducts Research for UF off campus at SWFREC in Immokalee, Florida


Exchange visitor services

J-1 Visitors

J-1 Research Scholar at the Department of English: Rufei Liu, China

Dr. Liu plays the Zither/Guzheng in her spare time and is an Assistant Professor working with Dr. Carpenter.

  • J-1 Exchange Visitors come to UF for a variety of reasons including giving one-time lectures, conducting research, or teaching courses. Some even come to complete internships.

  • J-1 Visitors spread their knowledge and culture to the UF community while also gaining an understanding of American culture. Our visitors benefit from UF’s academic resources and form relationships with UF faculty, staff, and students.


Exchange visitor services

What EVS Does

  • -Serves as intermediary between the exchange visitor, the academic unit at UF which invites the visitor, the federal government and state and local agencies.

  • -Issues original DS2019 documents, and amends DS2019’s as required.

  • -Provides advice on immigration matters and directs the visitor to other resources as necessary to help the visitor fulfill his/her educational and cultural exchange.


Exchange visitor services

  • -Maintaining continuous insurance coverage for exchange visitor (J-1) and any dependents ( J-2’s.)

  • -Updating EVS with current address and e-mail information.

  • -Maintaining original program objectives.

J-1 Responsibilities

J-1 Scholar Paulo Zicari, Italy

helps advance UF’s research in reconfigurable computing


Exchange visitor services

  • -If you have any questions/concerns regarding your J-1 visa or your immigration status.

  • -Before traveling outside of the U.S.

  • -Before beginning any work of any kind (paid or unpaid) in addition to the program activity listed on your DS2019 form.

  • -Before your program changes in any way (time-frame, department, funding, supervisor, adding a dependent, transferring to a different institution etc.)

When to contact your J-1 Advisor:

Michael Smith:Surnames A-L

Adam Greenfield:

Surnames M-Z


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