All grantees in the J-1 Exchange Visitor non-degree student category are required to be enrolled as full-time students at all times. For the Intensive English Program (IEP)*, full-time status generally ranges between 4 to 6 classes, 12 to 15 credits, or 18 to 22 contact hours.
In addition, attendance is very important during the IEP and it is expected that grantees meet the attendance requirement of their respective host institution. If a grantee fails to maintain full-time status and full attendance, or is dismissed from the IEP for any reason, he/she is effectively ending the BSMP scholarship and will be required to return to Brazil immediately.
While in the IEP, grantees will be asked to submit up to two reports documenting course enrollment and demonstrating progress. All forms need to be printed, signed, scanned, and uploaded through the BSMP Student Service Portal. Email/newsletter reminders will be sent when it is time for grantees to submit a report.
Intensive English Initial Enrollment Report
Early in their session term, Intensive English BSMP students are asked to confirm enrollment in full-time English study by completing an initial student report. This form requires that students list all of the courses they are registered to take for the current term. These courses must be verified by their intensive English program advisor. Properly completing this form allows IIE to ensure that students are taking courses that meet the guidelines of their scholarship, and that students are enrolled in full-time status, as required by their J-1 visa and the scholarship.
Intensive English Mid-Program Report
Long Term Intensive English students are required to submit the Intensive English Mid-program Report. This report is an assessment of each student’s progress in their intensive English program. It is completed by the IEP advisor and signed and dated by both the grantee and the advisor. The form must be submitted by each student through the BSMP Student Service Portal.
*Please note that there are no confirmed upcoming BSMP English cohorts. Institutions should not plan for a BSMP English group in 2016.