As participants in these program categories, foreign professors and research scholars engage in research, teaching, and lecturing with their American colleagues. At the discretion of the responsible officer, professors may freely engage in research and research scholars may freely engage in teaching and lecturing; this will not be considered a change of category. Incidental lectures or short-term consultations are permitted with the approval of the responsible officer, so long as they are directly related to the objectives of the participant's program and do not delay the completion date. The Professor and Research Scholar categories are expected to have the required credentials for their positions and may remain at URI for a maximum of five years.
The eligible participant shall not be a candidate for a tenure-track position. Also, professor and research scholar participants may not be in the United States in J-visa status for any part of the 12-month period preceding the start date of their programs indicated on their DS-2019 form. The 12-month bar is waived if the participant is 1) present in the United States no more than six months; or 2) participating in the Short-Term Scholar category.
All J-1 categories might be subject to the two-year residence requirement as set by USCIS, click here for more information.
If you have received a DS-2019 from URI, you will have to obtain a visa stamp in your passport. Click here to find out the location of the US Embassy/Consulate that serves your country.
Documents to take to the Consulate:
University of Rhode Island • Office of International Students & Scholars • International Center • 37 Lower College Road; Kingston, Rhode Island, 02881
International Student Orientation
Date: Friday, January 18, 2013
Time: 10:00AM to 12 Noon
Place: Interntional Center
37 Lower College Road
Date: Tuesday, January 22, 2013
Time: 1:00PM to 2:30PM
A.C.E. Language Institute, Undergraduate &
Place: International Center
37 Lower College Road
**IMPORTANT OPT INFO.**
Reporting responsibilities of F-1 International Students while on (OPT)
SPRING 2013 OPT workshop schedules are announced.