J-1 Glossary of Terms

The following are important terms you may see or hear related to the J-1 visitor process at Bowling Green State University.

The individuals at a school or university or assist the Responsible Officer in their responsibilities concerning non-immigration records and J-1 compliance.

The form issued by a university or institution to a visitor that provides evidence to the US government that the applicant has been selected and is therefore eligible for a J-1 visa.

The packet participants complete with their biographical data and required forms as needed to create the DS-2019 form.


The non-immigrant visa type for individuals who come to the US as an exchange visitor.


The dependent of a J-1 visa holder (a spouse or minor child).

The letter that a department writes to officially invite a J-1 participant to come to Bowling Green State University.

The individual at a school or university in charge of J-1 participants’ non-immigration records and for J-1 compliance.

  • Professor, research scholar, or person with similar education
  • Short-term visit for the purpose of lecturing, observing, consulting, training or demonstrting special skill

The United States government internet-based system that records information on non-immigrant student and exchange visitors.

The document that explains terms and conditions of being a J-1 short-term scholar, professor, or research scholar at Bowling Green State University, as well as the mandatory insurance requirement for all participants.

A foreign national whose primary purpose is teaching, lecturing, observing or consulting; may conduct research where authorized by the sponsor

A foreign national whose primary purpose is conducting research, observing, or consulting in connection with a research project, may teach or lecture where authorized by the sponsor

Updated: 06/08/2022 03:27PM