Applying to Southern

Once you have applied to your respective exchange program, your application will be reviewed first by the exchange program to which you have applied, then by OIE staff at Southern to see whether our institution will be able to accommodate you and your specific course needs.  Our exchange partners typically receive a reply within 1-2 weeks, depending on whether our office requires additional information in order to make a decision.  You are then notified of whether a placement has been made at Southern. 

If you are accepted to participate in an exchange semester or year at Southern, you will be asked to fill out Southern's "J-1 Exchange Program Application." The application provides us with the information necessary in order to register you as a visiting student at Southern, to begin to assemble information needed to issue your DS-2019 (for immigration purposes), and to enroll you in courses.   We ask that the application supplement be filled out and returned within two weeks so that we can continue making plans for your stay at Southern.

Please continue exploring the sidebar for further information on what to do once you receive a placement at Southern.