Information for J-1 students

Explore the following categories to learn important J-1 student information.

What is a J-1 student?

A J-1 student is an international student whose study at a U.S. college or university is sponsored through the U.S. Department of State’s Exchange Visitor Program, is given a J-1 visa and immigration status to pursue their studies.

Immigration documents

Find out more about the immigration documents required for J-1 students.

Staying in status

Learn what J-1 students need to do to maintain their visa status at Northern Arizona University. 

Health insurance requirements

Find out more about the health insurance requirements and exceptions


Explore our employment information and options for J-1 students.

Changing to F-1 status

Read about how to switch from a J-1 to an F-1 immigration status

Forms for J-1 students

Every form you need, all in one place. Fill out the forms for J-1 students.