Welcome to Wheaton College! As a newcomer to the community, there are many things to learn about Wheaton, your academic department, the Greater Boston and Providence areas, and U.S. culture. As a J-1 exchange visitor attending a U.S. education institution, you are also responsible for knowing and complying with the J-1 immigration regulations. The immigration regulations are administered by the U.S. Department of State and Department of Homeland Security (DHS). It is important for you to understand the immigration regulations. The Department of State does not consider ignorance of the law a legitimate reason for failing to obey it.
You should read the US State Department’s website for further details.