Pre-Arrival and Arrival Checklists

Exchange visitors can enroll at JWU during our Fall and Spring terms. For more information about our J-1 program, read the Incoming Exchange Student Fact Sheet (112K PDF).

If you would like to enroll in JWU’s Charlotte Campus as an exchange visitor, please see our application requirements below.

Follow these check lists carefully to ensure a smooth start to your program at JWU. If you still have questions about the process, call or email the International Student Services office at +1-401-598-4669.

Pre-Arrival Checklist
1) Application Requirements: All application documents that are required as part of your application.
2) I-901 SEVIS Fee: Pay this one-time fee initiated by the US federal government.
3) J-1 Visa: Apply at your US Embassy using the DS2019 form and letter of invitation from Johnson & Wales University.
4) Academic Course Selection: Courses do fill up quickly; the earlier you apply the better selection you will have.
5) Housing Options: Both on and off campus.
6) Health Records: Make sure that you have completed all required health requirements and submitted proper documentation.
7) Health Insurance: Arrange for supplementary health insurance as specified in the Exchange Visitor Program Welcome Brochure mailed with your DS2019.
8) Tuition and Fees: When, where and how to pay your tuition, room and board, and various fees.

Arrival Checklist
To help your arrival in the US run smoothly.
1) Arrival Services: Book your airline ticket and send a completed Travel Request Form to ISS, enabling you to take advantage of our complimentary pick-up services.
2) Hotel Stay: Complimentary rooms are only available from Sun to Wed and are subject to availability.

Glossary of Terms

What's the difference between a DS-2019 and an I-20? How does an I-94 card differ from an EAD? We've got answers. read more