As a J-1 scholar, your professional activities in the United States are limited to that described on your DS-2019, and may only take place on the Stanford campus.
However, the occasional lecture or short-term consultation may be authorized, but only with prior written approval from an international scholar advisor at Bechtel International Center. If you engage in off-site activities without prior authorization, you will be in violation of J-1 status.
Short-term consulting cannot be authorized if they exceed 3–4 hours per week and may not exceed a period of two months.
A request for authorization to engage in an occasional lecture or short-term consultation will be possible only if the proposed activity:
We need a letter and a form to consider an off-site activity request:
The inviting organization will need a copy of the letter in order to pay an honorarium. You should keep a copy for your permanent record.