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J-1 Student Interns
- NOTE: The J-1 Student Intern category is NOT the same as existing J-1 Students or J-1 Scholars categories. This program is designed to: Provide an opportunity for eligible international students to pursue a structured and guided internship program in his/her specific academic field. Fulfill the educational objectives for the
Information for Admission Offices
- Annual Admission Meeting ISSS hosts annual inf...
- Eligibility The spouse and unmarried minor chi...
Permanent Residency (PR)
- This information outlines several ways it is possible to become a permanent resident of the US. For more information about PR in general, ISSS recommends consultation with a qualified immigration attorney. For information about Penn PR sponsorship, including a request for initial case review, for certain full-time employees of
- Below are some of the most frequent questions about the GIP3. If your question is not answered here, please contact the Global Internships Manager. Eligibility Who can apply? GIP is open to degree-seeking students, both domestic and international, at the University of Pennsylvania. Current Penn freshmen, sophomores, juniors and
- Planning for studying abroad is an exciting process that can begin as early as deciding to study at Penn. If you start early and plan well, you should be able to make study abroad a part of your Penn experience. Planning for Study Abroad Planning for studying abroad can
Change of Status
- You can typically switch your US immigration s...
- What is F-1? F-1 is an immigration status avai...
Maintaining J-1 Scholar Status
- J-1 scholars must take care to maintain lawful status during their stay in the US, as failure to do so can have serious short-term and long-term consequences. The exchange visitor may only perform duties limited to the pre-established educational objectives as stated on the DS-2019. Any additional employment must
H-1B Specialty Workers
- Penn most commonly uses the H-1B temporary professional worker category for tenure-track faculty members and research associates, as well as certain staff positions such as data analysts and research specialists. The H-1B category is available to any person in a “specialty occupation,” that is, a position “which requires theoretical