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San Diego State University

Office of International Programs

The Exchange Visitor Program provides international scholars with opportunities to participate in exchange programs in the United States and then return home to share their experiences. SDSU faculty may invite scholars in accordance with their department and college policies. Contact the J-1 immigration representative in your college for assistance. 


Accommodations and transit information

On-campus guest rooms


San Diego visitor information 

SDSU events

International Student Center events

Travel Tips

J1-Visa holders must obtain a travel authorization signature on their DS-2019 prior to traveling outside the U.S. Contact the Office of Faculty Affairs for assistance.

If you are planning to visit Mexico, please read the current U.S. State Department Travel Warning.