Program Overview

Johns Hopkins School of Nursing is dedicated to expanding nursing knowledge dissemination and innovation through collaborations with colleagues globally. The Center for Global Initiatives welcomes and coordinates the International Visitors Program to collaborate with colleagues to positively impact and advance nursing practice and research to promote health globally. Through these collaborations, international visiting students, faculty, and scholars are involved in non-degree educational opportunities which exchange training expertise, partner in research, and address health disparities while sharing cultural and professional perspectives which enhance mutual understanding.

Applicants for the program complete paperwork for the J-1 Scholar Program which is an exchange visitor program which fosters global understanding through educational and cultural exchanges. All exchange visitors are expected to return to their home country upon completion of their program in order to share their exchange experiences.

To learn more about health and Covid-19 safety compliance, please click here.

What services are available to International Visitors?   

The Center for Global Initiatives works closely with the Office of International Services at JHU to coordinate Visiting Scholar visa compliance requirements. Visitors will have the following resources available to them during their visit;

  • Office Space: The Center for Global Initiatives will provide a shared office space for visitors to access. The space available has multiple workstations for visitors to use as needed but we cannot guarantee that the same space will be available for the entire visit. It may be necessary to be flexible and move between two shared office spaces.

  • Computer Use: Visitors will have access to a shared desktop computer as well as access to computer labs and library computers in the School of Nursing. Visitors may wish to bring their own laptops. An email account will be provided for the duration of the appointment and for one month after the appointment end date in order to accommodate any final communications.

  • JHU Identification Card: Visitors are issued a temporary University identification card, which allows access to the JHSON building.

  • Exercise Facilities: Johns Hopkins has recreational facilities that may be accessed by registering and paying a small fee for use of the facility.

  • Transportation Access: JHU offers a number of free transportation options and services, including a shuttle bus between the JHU Homewood Campus and the East Baltimore Medical Campus. Visitors may use their JHU identification cards to access these services. Additional information can be found on the JHU Transportation Services website.

Eligibility & Who should apply

International visiting students, scholars, and faculty are individuals primarily conducting research, observing, or consulting in connection with a research project, having entered the United States through the visa program. International Visitors students are involved in non-degree educational opportunities that exchange training expertise, partner in research, and address health disparities while sharing cultural and professional perspectives to enhance mutual understanding.

International visitors apply and are approved based on eligibility criteria that align with JHSON’s strategic plan and growth of global initiatives. Visitors are accepted only if a School of Nursing Faculty member and Department have agreed to serve as their mentor/sponsors. International visitors are, at a minimum, master’s prepared (preferred doctoral prepared) faculty members or individuals established in their field and from an international (outside U.S. or foreign) university, institution, or organization. Visitors work with the School of Nursing to create a plan detailing the length of their visits and specific goals, and are funded through external source.

*Effective August 19, 2021, all visitors are required to register their COVID-19 vaccination information and upload a certified English translation of the documentation on the Johns Hopkins University Vaccine Management System (VMS). At this time, only FDA-authorized COVID vaccines will be accepted (Pfizer-BioNTech, Moderna, J&J/Janssen) as they have all shown effectiveness against known variants. Any individuals who have not received one of these vaccines must be revaccinated with a full course of one of these vaccines upon arrival—that is two doses, properly spaced, for Pfizer-BioNTech or Moderna, and one for J&J/Janssen. Visitors not compliant with the vaccination mandate will not be able to access campus and/or JHU resources. 

How to Apply

Complete this form to apply: International Visitors Program—Initial Inquiry Form

Visiting Scholar Fees

The School of Nursing charges a fee for all international visiting students. For additional information on the fee schedule, please email the Center for Global Initiatives at [email protected].