Exchange and Visiting Students

Introduction to Exchange and Visiting Students

The information on this page is only for international students who are applying or were accepted to study at Stevens through an exchange or special visiting program. Degree-seeking international students should visit the website of the Office of Undergraduate or Graduate Admissions.


Several days before the beginning of the semester, the Office of International Programs organizes the welcome/orientation program for all incoming exchange and visiting students which include: 

  • Living in Hoboken/NYC area

  • U.S. Healthcare System

  • Crossing Cultures: Adjusting to Life at Stevens Institute of Technology

  • Academic Overview and Advisors Meetings

  • Recreational activities, such as shopping, tours and trips

  • You will also be invited to attend Undergraduate or Graduate student orientation

Courses Offered

All Stevens undergraduate and graduate programs and courses can be accessed in our catalog. 

The list of courses offered for the upcoming semester will be accessible once incoming students are fully admitted into our Workday system. Incoming students may review the course catalog to determine which courses may be of interest to them. Please keep in mind that not every course in the catalog is offered every semester; for example, some are fall- or spring-specific courses, and others are only offered every fourth term. Please reach out to the Office of International Programs with any questions you may have.

Requirements for the Application Process

Contact the International Exchange Office at your home institution to start the nomination process. (Students must have completed two years of their undergraduate program by the time such student would begin participating in the visiting student program/exchange; graduate students, check with your International Exchange Advisor.)

Prepare the following documents to send to the Office of International Programs:

  1. Please utilize the application link that was provided to you via email

  2. Official academic transcripts with English translation

  3. Photocopy of Passport ID Page

  4. A statement of purpose for participating in the exchange program

  5. For Non-native English speaking students, a TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language) overall band score of 86 or IELTS (International English Language Testing System) score of 6.5 is required, in order to take courses at Stevens with no English language support. The scores must be less than two years old. Participants who do not submit a test score must have their oral and listening English language proficiency assessed by the English Language and Communications (ELC) department prior to program admission. The assessment, the Student Oral Proficiency Assessment (SOPA), will be administered prior to the participant’s sponsorship in the J-1 Visiting student Program via video conferencing 

  6. Complete the Application for DS-2019

  7. Complete the Financial Verification Form (Undergraduate Form and Graduate Form)

After you are accepted, you will also have to provide proof of coverage for health insurance, provide your standard vaccination history and complete our Health and Immunization form. Although you will not have access to the health form yet, you can prepare by reading the details here. You will also take care of your living arrangements after you are accepted.

Cost of Living

ON CAMPUS – Shared room (for Undergraduate Students)

All information about housing and meal plan options and living in Hoboken is available on the Residence Life website

OFF CAMPUS – Shared apartment (for Graduate & Undergraduate Students)

All costs are approximate and per month:

  • Housing: $1000-$1200

  • Grocery store: $250-450

  • Utilities (internet, electric bill, phone, etc.): $65-85

  • Entertainment: $100-$200

Important Contacts

Main Advisor

(you should copy them when emailing other staff)

Office of International Programs

Susan Rachouh, Director and Jane Winthrop, Assistant Director

Tel. + 1 201-216-3518

Senior Undergraduate Assistant

Isabel Sutedjo, Undergraduate Assistant

Visa, J-1 specific insurance questions and immigration questions

International Student and Scholar Services

Chloe Bergman-Ray, International Student and Scholar Advisor, DSO/ARO

Tel. +1 201-216-5189 or

Contact for accommodation and meal plans

Residence Life

Patrick Monaco, Assistant Director of Housing Services

Tel. +1 201 216-5128

Students Affairs

(Programming for all students, trips, clubs and events)

Office of Undergraduate Student Life:

Graduate Students Affairs:

Health Insurance and Immunization Records

Student Health Center

Dr. Kyle Weisholtz, Director of Student Health Services

Tel. +1 201-216-5678


English Language Communication Director

Dr. Samanah Jafari