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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

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 and let us know whether or not you plan to attend. We can't wait to see you there!


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