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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

Join us for a very special dialog with Deena F. Pinckney-Cooper, Program Analyst, Department of State Bureau of Educational & Cultural Affairs on Wednesday, February 18, 2015 from 10:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m. Ms. Pinckney-Cooper will be leading a discussion on understanding the relationship between J-1 exchange visitor host companies, the J-1 designated sponsor, and the Department of State. The event will be held at the American Immigration Council offices at 1331 G St., NW, Washington,  DC 20005.

Please RSVP via email by Wednesday, February 11, 2015 with your name and organization.

Read the latest highlights from our J-1 visitors cultural exchange experience in the United States, information for our J-1 participants, and perspectives on U.S. culture.


Updated January 23, 2015

  • As of Friday 01/23/2015 we have 20 interview spots available for the remainder of January.
  • We have 70 webcam interview spots available in February.

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.