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Visa Categories and Work Authorization

Non-U.S. citizens / non-U.S. legal permanent residents who come to Middlebury College or the Middlebury Institute of International Studies at Monterey (MIIS) to study, work, present a paper, or perform, must have a nonimmigrant status which allows them to do so. Below is a list of some typical visa classifications for students, fellows, employees, and independent contractors.

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J-1 visa status: DS-2019 Application for Exchange Visitors

The J-1 Exchange Visitor Program operates under the auspices of the United States Department of State Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs. The purpose of the Exchange Visitor Program 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. Each Exchange Visitor Program has a program description under which that program must operate and designates an individual or individuals as the staff responsible for the administration of the particular J-1 program.