Holy Family University, a ministry of the Sisters of the Holy Family of Nazareth founded in 1954, offers education in the liberal arts and professions through undergraduate, graduate and non-degree and certification programs. It is a fully accredited Catholic, private co-educational institution. Holy Family is a comprehensive residential four-year institution with its main campus located in suburban Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.
Holy Family enrolls more than 2,200 undergraduate students and over 1,100 in graduate degree programs, and offers more than 45 programs in the schools of Arts & Sciences, Business Administration, Education, and Nursing & Allied Health Professions. Continuing education and accelerated undergraduate and graduate degree programs for working adults and non-traditional students are offered through the Division of Extended Learning.
Holy Family University is authorized by the United States Department of State to be a sponsoring institution for the Exchange Visitor Program. Holy Family University solicits applications for exchange visitors in the following Exchange Visitor Program categories (Student, Professor, Research Scholar, Short Term Scholar) and also responds to all inquiries and unsolicited applications. Those admitted or selected, are eligible to apply for a J-1 visa and dependents of J-1 visa holders are eligible to apply for the J-2 visa.
Holy Family is currently involved in formal exchange programs and/or partnerships with universities in China, Chile, Puerto Rico, Poland and the Philippines. Other agreements are being discussed with additional institutions in Poland, South Korea and the Philippines.
In recent years, Holy Family has employed foreign nationals from China and Argentina as faculty members using the H1-B visa. In addition to the J-1 and J-2 visas, students are eligible to apply for an F-1 visa.
There are two important publications that prospective exchange visitors are encouraged to read or review in preparation for application or before contacting appropriate administrators at Holy Family University regarding the Exchange Visitor Program. Click below to access these publications.
Former exchange visitors, both visiting professors/scholars and students, have expressed great satisfaction with their Holy Family experience. This web site is intended to provide all of the information that a prospective foreign national and exchange visitor needs to know about the Exchange Visitor Program.