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Learn about the International Exchange Center

Who we are, what we do, and what is the J-1 visa?


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Apply for J-1 Visa Sponsorship

Potential J-1 applicants, host organizations, and attorneys interested in applying can learn more about the application requirements.

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Current J-1 Exchange Participants

Get advice on maintaining your J-1 status, download forms, find links to government agencies, and read our FAQs.


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Our Alumni

Get involved in our network of past participants. Grow and develop professionally, expand your network, and attend events in your home country.


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Outbound Exchange

Travel abroad with us. Explore our upcoming trips to India (2013) and Italy (2014).

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What's New

Our Virtual Cultural Exchange Space is a project of the American Immigration Council’s International Exchange Center. This space provides information to our J-1 visitors, as well as highlights their cultural exchange experiences in the United States.

Check out posts by J-1 exchange visitors and a unique interpretation of American culture...


Weekly Allotment Update
(UPDATED JULY 14, 2014)

  • As of Monday 07/14/2014 we have 18 interview slots available for the remainder of July.
  • We have 49 webcam interview slots available in August.

Click here to read about NEW Updates to the Online Application System... (UPDATED APR 14, 2014)

Submit your application ASAP so you can proceed with scheduling the webcam interview! Please submit the completed application FIRST, and then choose an appointment.

If you would like to schedule a webcam interview for an applicant whose application you have already submitted, please use our online scheduling tool to book the appointment. (URL:

Once our interview slots are filled for the month, we will not be able to approve any more applications for J-1 visa sponsorship during that month or issue new DS 2019 forms to applicants who have not passed the webcam interview phase of the application procedure.

As always, we recommend that you schedule the webcam interview at least 4 weeks in advance of the program start date, to allow sufficient time for consular processing and international travel.


Thank you as always for choosing the American Immigration Council for your J-1 applicants!

-The International Exchange Center Staff