Visiting international scholars are usually researchers or professors in their home countries who come to collaborate on research or teaching programs with Bradley University departments; they may be hired as employees of Bradley or they may be visitors representing their universities abroad in a professional capacity for meetings at Bradley.
Most international scholars are invited to Bradley as:
- Exchange Visitors (J-1 Visa)
- Temporary Workers in a Specialty Position (H-1B Visa)
The visa type that is most appropriate depends on the purpose and activities of a scholar’s visit. See the chart below for details. If a B Tourist visa is more appropriate, see Inviting Visitors.
Visa Categories and Purpose of Visit
|Purpose of Visit||Visa Requirements||Consult with OISSS|
|Share technologies in a particular field or train Bradley on equipment||B, J-1||Yes|
|Collaborate with Bradley regarding a particular field or participate in a joint research project||J-1||Yes|
|Consult with Bradley subject matter experts or conduct research with no benefits to Bradley||B||No|
|Teach or lecture to Bradley students||B, J-1, H-1B||Yes|
|To consult with business associates as a subcontractor to Bradley||B||No|
|To volunteer at a lab at Bradley||J-1||Yes|
|To attend a scientific, educational, professional, or business convention/conference or seminar program||B||No|
|To visit campus as a prospective student or postdoc||B||No|