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Programs:

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

JOIN US ON SEPTEMBER 10th
Meet J-1 participants in Chicago

Come socialize with a truly international crowd while you explore beautiful artwork and share stories about your experiences in the U.S. over cocktails and hors d'oeuvres.

  • Who: J-1 Trainees and Interns and their J-2 dependents
  • What: An opportunity to meet exchange visitors in the Chicago area
  • When: September 10th from 6 - 8pm
  • Where: The Golden Triangle, 330 North Clark St., Chicago, Illinois 60654

Please RSVP to J1program@immcouncil.org and let us know whether or not you plan to attend. We can't wait to see you there!

Spotlight

WEEKLY ALLOTMENT UPDATE
Updated August 25, 2014

  • As of Friday 9/5/2014 we have 39 interview slots available for the remainder of September.
  • We have 60 webcam interview slots available in October.
  • The next available webcam interview is on 09/10/2014

Once you submit your application, you can use our online scheduling tool to book the webcam interview for the J-1 applicant. In order to allow sufficient time for consular processing and international travel, schedule the webcam interview at least 4 weeks in advance of the program start date. We have a limited number of spaces available per month, so submit your application as early as possible to avoid delays.

Read about updates to the Online Application System