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Visiting Scholars

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Visiting Scholars

Visiting scholars are short-term exchange students, interns, and faculty including:
  • International scholars visiting on a J-1 visa
  • National Student Exchange participants
  • Exchange partner participants

Exchange Students and J-1 Scholars

Register your arrival on campus after your placement is confirmed or the DS-2019 has been issued. This form will be used to:

  • Request a WU ID and email address
  • Request on-campus housing and/or meal plans (Chester Main Campus Only)
  • Register for classes (Exchange students only)
  • Submit travel documents and visas (J-1 scholars)

International Scholar Visit Requests

Widener faculty who would like to host visiting professor or student scholar from abroad should plan early and contact CCGE before making an offer. Requests for a J-1 visa can take months to process so requests must be made at least one (1) semester prior to the planned arrival date. CCGE assists with the visa process and immigration support. Hosts should be prepared to accommodate the needs of their international visitors including:
  • Transportation
  • Shopping/sundries
  • Meals/meal plans
Contact for more information.