Above is an interactive map of where VISP students were visiting from during the Spring 2014 semester.
Once you are accepted to VISP, you will recieve an email from the Office of International and Intercultural Student Programs with information on the visa application process.
Then, please download the acceptance packet to the right, which includes required forms and information on:
and much more.
Please use this simplified "To Do List" below as a guide to help you prepare for your semester at Barnard.
|Fall 2014||Apply for your J-1 visa|
|October 25||Dining Services contract due|
|November 1||Housing contract due|
|November 1||Submit adviser and ambassador survey online|
|December 1||Payment due IN FULL|
|December 8||Submit required health information forms|
|As soon as possible||Activate your myBarnard/email; activate UNI; submit ID photo; complete online forms via myBarnard|
|January 1||Submit your flight information online|
|January 13||Move-in to your residence hall|
|January 14||Orientation begins|
You will not register for courses until you arrive on campus in January 2015. Courses which VISP students are eligible to take while at Barnard include:
Please note that you are welcome to search for courses but you should plan to work closely with your academic advisor during Orientation to put together an appropriate program. The Columbia online catalogue includes courses from Columbia, Barnard, and even some graduate schools. Remember, undergraduate students may not enroll in graduate school courses, unless they meet the guidelines listed above.
Please review our Frequently Asked Questions for even more helpful information as you prepare for your semester at Barnard.