International Student & Scholar Services (ISSS)

90-minute Conference Session

212(e): The J-1 Two-Year Home Residence Requirement

Thursday, October 20
8:30 AM - 10:00 AM
Room: Ballroom A/B

This session discusses in detail the INA Section 212(e) Two-Year Home Residence Requirement as it applies to J-1 Exchange Visitors (EVs).  It is open to both non-advisers and advisers of J-1 EVs and topics include basic rules and eligibility, misconceptions, dos and don'ts, the waiver review application process and advisory opinions.

Learning Objectives:

Mihwa Lee

Senior Adviser
Yale University

Mihwa (pronounced as “mee-fah”) is Senior Advisor at Yale University Office of Internatinal Students & Scholars. Having over 19 years of experiences in the International Education field, she is currnetly responsible for Yale's visa sponship advising for international scholars and employees and tranining OISS advising stuff. Mihwa is active NAFSA member, currently serving as a member of the NAFSA International Student and Scholar Regulatory Practice (ISSS-PR) Travel Subcommittee, a member of TrainerCorps, and a member of the NAFSA Region XI Government Regulations Advisory Committee (GRAC). She holds a graduate degree in intercultural relations from Lesley University and lived three different countries.


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Jannell Pellicio

Advisor to International Scholars
Massachusetts Institute of Technology International Scholars Office

Jannell Pellicio is an International Scholar Advisor at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT). She has been advising international scholars for almost 10 years. She advises on J-1, H-1B, O-1, TN, E-3 and B-1 immigration matters. Having been a member of NAFSA for 10 years she has served as a lead trainer and trainer in several of NAFSA’s Core Education Program (CEP) workshops and has presented in various scholar related sessions for Region XI. Before arriving at MIT she was employed at Brown University for 8 years as the Assistant Director of International Scholar Services.


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Megan E. Kludt

Curran & Berger LLP

Megan Kludt is an attorney specializing in complex immigration cases in the areas of business, academia, scientific research, and the arts. She has given presentations at academic institutions, spoken at local panels and been a guest lecturer at Smith College and UMass. Ms. Kludt has been on the AILA National Board of Publications Committee since 2014 and has co-authored and edited publications on a variety of immigration topics. She is a member of American Immigration Lawyers Association, the Massachusetts Bar Association, and the state bars of Massachusetts, Michigan and the U.S. District Courts for the state of Massachusetts.


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