Information for Prospective Scholars


If you are interested in a temporary research or teaching appointment at Cal Poly, please contact the academic department at Cal Poly associated with your field. The department will initiate the invitation process through the appropriate Dean’s office. You may find academic departments listed under the A-Z search on the main Cal Poly website or you may contact the Cal Poly Departments.

The International Center is here to assist you with the visa process once you have been offered a position on campus.


  • Ask your Cal Poly faculty contact or internship supervisor to contact us to discuss the nature of your activities at Cal Poly and your eligibility for a J-1 visa.

If you have questions or need assistance, please email