Sample J-1 Scholar Continuing Participation Letter
The supervising faculty member should copy and paste the text below onto Department letterhead to explain how the J-1 Scholars's program activities will continue while J-1 is outside the U.S. Please give the original to the J-1 scholar and email a copy to ISSS at firstname.lastname@example.org
To Whom It May Concern:
This letter pertains to the J-1 scholar [scholar’s name].
The J-1 Scholar is expected to be outside the U.S. during the period from [from date] to [to date]. During this period, the J-1 Scholar is expected to engage in the following activities, which are directly related to his/her J-1 exchange program as follows:
[specify exchange program activities]
I will personally supervise the J-1 Scholar during this period using the following methods:
[explain supervisory methods]
[select one of these 2 sentences]:
The J-1 Scholar does not receive insurance from Temple University; s/he will maintain insurance that meets US Department of State criteria
The J-1 Scholar receives insurance through Temple University and s/he will continue to receive benefits through [fill in benefits end date].
I will coordinate with the Administrator in my department to alert ISSS in the event that the out-of-country dates change or the J-1 Scholar discontinues program participation.