Prospective International Scholars

Prospective exchange visitors/scholars are defined as foreign nationals who are interested in coming to the University of Miami as participants in the J-1 Exchange Visitor Program to engage in nonclinical research, teaching, or long-term observation at a University of Miami department under the supervision of a University of Miami faculty member.

The University of Miami (UM) is the sponsor of the Exchange Visitor Program P-1-00212, which is administered by the Department of International Student and Scholar Services (ISSS). Through the University's J-1 Exchange Visitor Program, academic departments can bring qualified participants to UM departments to engage in nonclinical research, teaching, consultation, and long-term observation under the supervision of a UM faculty member. The University is authorized to sponsor exchange visitors in five categories: professor, research scholar, short-term scholar, specialist, and student. Students will not be discussed here. The other four categories are those that the University refers to as "exchange visitors," also known as scholars.

If you are a foreign national and interested in participating in the University of Miami's Exchange Visitor Program, please contact the department you wish to join to inquire if the department has any interest in hosting you as an exchange visitor/scholar, and how you may apply to become an exchange visitor/scholar. It is up to each individual department to decide whether to invite a person to participate in the Exchange Visitor Program, and to advise prospective exchange visitors regarding the appropriate steps to take to become an exchange visitor/scholar.  This includes the documentation prospective exchange visitors need to provide to their host department for the electronic Form DS-2019 Request.

The following is a list of University of Miami departments and contact information for these departments.
This list includes departments that have hosted international scholars in the past. If you are interested in a department but do not see it on this list, please email International Student and Scholar Services and indicate which department you wish to contact regarding participation in the Exchange Visitor Program. We will forward your inquiry to the appropriate department for a direct response to you.

University of Miami Department Dept. Contact Email Address
Accounting Willie Risby Hannah
Anesthesiology Lina Gonzalez 
Architecture Chanelle Costa
Biochemistry and Molecular Biology Myriam Rivera
Biology Maria Shah
Biomedical Engineering Angie Del-Llano
Cell Biology and Anatomy Cristina Villanueva
Chemistry Jeanette Remy 
Civil and Architectural Engineering Alicia Myers 
Computer Science Julieta Garcia
Cooperative Institute for Marine and Atmospheric Studies Nathalia Bahamon
Dermatology & Cutaneous Surgery Maria Palomino
Diabetes Research Institute Sabrina Boulazreg
Economics Christy Varona
Electrical and Computer Engineering Ivy Reyes Tovar
Family Medicine & Community Health Jenny Lopez
Finance Michelle Mederos
Gordon Center for Research in Medical Education Virginia McCans
Hematology/Oncology Natasha Lewis
Human Genetics Susan Delgado 
Hussman Institute for Human Genomics Kelly Padgett
Industrial Engineering Augusto Roca
International  Medicine Institute Olivia Cata
International Studies Robert Wright
Law Carolina Morris
Marine Geology & Geophysics Cheryl Braxton
Marketing Alexandra Burkowski
Mathematics Dania Puerto
Mechanical & Aerospace Engineering Marisol Pernas
Meteorology & Physical Oceanography Sandrine Apelbaum
Medicine Elia Nogues
Miami Project to Cure Paralysis Evelyn Gomez
Microbiology & Immunology Tania Suarez
Modern Languages & Literatures Nancy Wielert
Molecular & Cellular Pharmacology Carol Laracuente 
Neurological Surgery Sophie Egea
Neurology Erica Betancourt
Ocean Sciences Jennifer Stone
Ophthalmology Eva Norton
Orthopedics Diego Correa
Otolaryngology Micaela Stavrinos
Pathology Silvia Prieto
Philosophy Alexander Puente
Physical Therapy Natash Crowther
Physics Judy Mallery
Physiology & Biophysics Ghislaine Le Cram 
Public Health Sciences Catherine Tunnell 
Psychiatry & Behavioral Sciences Myrna Miqueli
Psychology Ana Parr
Radiation Oncology     Felisa Flores
Radiology Alina Gonzalez
Stem Cell Institute Katie Walker
Surgery Sasha Montealegre 
Urology Jackie Meneses