The International Center values the partnerships with academic departments in promoting study abroad opportunities. Students often cite faculty, and friends and family as their primary resources during the study abroad planning process. Each person – faculty advisor, teaching professor, and study abroad coordinator- plays an important role in ensuring that Rowan students get abroad and have a successful experience. Visit our Study Abroad page for additional information on countries and programs. See information below for other ways to promote internationalization at Rowan University!
Faculty-Led Study Abroad Programs
Faculty interested in developing and leading a short-term program should download the Faculty-led Approval Form and return it to the International Center for review before August 20th of the preceeding year. We are here to assist you in developing short-term educational travel to destinations around the world.
J-1 Exchange Visitor Program
Rowan University has authorization to extend visa sponsorship to foreign professors, researchers, and short-term scholars to promote "mutual understanding between Americans and the citizens of other countries." In order to participate in this program, candidates must be professionals in their fields, e.g., foreign faculty or business professionals, whose careers will benefit from the proposed program at Rowan and whose experience will enhance the faculty of the host department. Positions must be temporary in nature, not exceeding a period of three years.
J-1 Exchange Visitors require a DS-2019 to enter and remain in the United States. Any department wishing to sponsor a visiting scholar or professor must complete the following forms and submit them to the International Center. It is strongly recommended that forms are submitted at least 90 days prior to the expected program start date in order to ensure adequate processing time.
The J-1 Exchange Visitor category was developed to implement the Mutual Educational and Cultural Exchange Act (Fulbright-Hayes Act) of 1961. The overall purpose of that Act, and the objective of the Exchange Visitor category, is "to increase mutual understanding between the people of the United States and the people of other countries by means of educational and cultural exchanges."
For more information on the Visiting Professors and Scholars Program click here.
Other Important Documents
Pre-Arrival information for Exchange Visitors- This sheet is intended to provide exchange visitors with pre-arrival information about a variety of topics to ensure that they understand the nature, objectives, and requirements of their programs, to ease their arrival and help them derive the fullest benefit from their experience in the United States and at Rowan University.