Western Kentucky University

Office of International Programs


Exchange (J-1) Students

WKU hosts more than 60 exchange students every year from partner universities  across the globe. Exchange students extend WKU’s overall international reach, contributing unique perspectives to classrooms across campus and adding another level of diversity to our already extensive international student population.


Exchange Visitor/J-1 Student - a non-immigrant participating in a non-degree-seeking exchange program.

J-1 Visa - a temporary document issued by the US State Department that allows for those individuals to reside legally in the US for the duration of their exchange program.

 Last Modified 7/23/13