Visa Information

When an Exchange Visitor in J-1 status is admitted to the United States, he or she is issued a Form I-94 (Arrival/Departure Record), marked D/S for duration of status. Section 6 of Form DS-2019 is also annotated D/S. J-1 exchange visitors may remain in the United States 30 days after the ending date on the Form DS-2019.

Please note that this extension does not apply to participants in this program. You must plan to return on the flight that has been arranged for you and you may not extend your stay.


The Study of the United States Institute (SUSI) on Women's Leadership is sponsored by the U.S. Department of State’s Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs (ECA). ECA’s mission is "to foster mutual understanding between the people of the United States and the people of other countries to promote friendly and peaceful relations.

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Contact Us

SUSI Program Director

Dr. Vivette Beuster
+1 (253) 288-3343 (office phone at college)
+1 (253) 326-1989 (cell phone)

Institute participants may receive mail at the following address:

Megan Swanson
c/o International Programs and Extended Learning
Green River College
12401 SE 320th Street
Auburn, WA 98092 USA

This is a program of the U.S. Department of State, administered by Green River College.