Guest Researcher Exchange Visitors

Guest Researchers

As your Exchange Visitor Program sponsor, Van Andel Institute (VAI) is committed to ensuring your success during your time in Grand Rapids.  The information on this site will develop your knowledge of the Exchange Visitor Program, including terms, information, and federal regulations to which you will be subject.  Please feel free to contact us if you have any questions.

Helpful Links: J-1 Visa Basics and Welcome to the U.S.A.

Contact Information

Van Andel Institute Program Contacts:

Linda ZarzeckiResponsible Officer

Deirdre GriffinAlternate Responsible Officer

Van Andel Institute
333 Bostwick NE
Grand Rapids, MI 49503

Additional Contact Information:

U.S. Department of State
Office of Designation
Government and Academic Programs Division
ECA/EC/AG – SA-5, Floor 5
2200 C Street, NW
Washington, DC 20522-0505

Fax:  202-632-2701
E-mail:  jvisas@state.gov