The sponsored J-1 Exchange Visitor visa is utilized for most invitations extended by Western Michigan University for academic visits. In some instances, the B-1/B-2 Visitor visa may be used by individuals to visit WMU to attend a seminar or meeting or to give a lecture. See the following links for comprehensive information about each visa type.
The Graduate Research Program "Sandwich Year" at Western Michigan University connects international graduate students with WMU departments, professors and faculty of interest to complete research during the student’s research abroad or “sandwich” year. See the following link for more information about the program.