Lecture Requests and Consultations



Professors and Research Scholars may give occasional lectures and short-term consultations in conjunction with their primary activities, if approved by OIP-ISSS in advance.

To work for any organization in a position other than the one described on your Baylor DS-2019 form, you must first obtain approval in writing in advance from your J-1 Responsible Officer/Alternate Responsible Officer (RO/ARO) at Baylor (your immigration adviser). The RO/ARO must evaluate the proposed occasional lectures or consultations in terms of the J-1 scholar's program objectives, and then decide whether or not it would be appropriate.

If you are being sponsored by an agency (e.g. IIE) and are uncertain how to reach the appropriate RO/ARO, an ISSS adviser will help find out. The Baylor RO/ARO, however, has no authority to grant permission to accept an occasional lecture or consultation opportunity.


To ensure that "occasional lectures or short-term consultations" do not interfere with and are in keeping with the activities of your J-1 program, THEY MUST BE:

  • Related to the objectives of your Exchange Visitor program
  • Incidental to your primary program activities
  • They must not delay the completion of your Exchange Visitor program

Center for Global Engagement

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Waco, TX 76798

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Waco, TX 76798-7012

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