To receive a form DS-2019 and enter the U.S. in J-1 student status, students must first apply for admission
to the University of Idaho. If the student is applying to an exchange program at the University of Idaho, they will be considered a nonegree student and must apply for admission through the exchange program.
If a student is applying for a degree program, an international student application is required. The Form DS-2019 supports applications for J-1 visas
, requests to change to J-1 status and entering
the U.S. in J-1 status.
It is the responsibility of every student to ensure that Form DS-2019 remains accurate and complete. In particular, section 3, the program dates. If the program end date will expire before completion of your J-1 studies, you must contact International Student, Scholar and Faculty Services (ISSFS) to apply for a program extension
before the expiration date.
Page 1 of Form DS-2019 must be signed by a responsible officer in the ISSFS during any semester of foreign travel after initial admission. Students should visit the ISSFS about two weeks before planned foreign travel
to obtain the requisite signature. Form DS-2019 must be presented at the port of entry when a student re-enters the U.S.
Page 1 of Form DS-2019 also includes Academic Training Authorization
endorsements. A student may engage in authorized Academic Training employment once in possession of an Academic Training endorsed DS-2019.