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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

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.

  • Bring Your Unique Traditions to the Thanksgiving Table This Year
    Thanksgiving provides an example of one of the first instances of a cultural exchange in the U.S., as the Native Americans assisted the English settlers with their knowledge of growing and preserving crops like corn. Today, the best way to experience Thanksgiving is with an American family or to invite friends to dinner on that day.
  • What You Need to Know About Social Security Numbers
    If you are a J-1 who will be paid a stipend or otherwise compensated financially by the U.S. host organization during the time you are in the U.S. as an intern or trainee, you will most likely need to apply for a Social Security Number and Social Security Card.

Spotlight

WEEKLY ALLOTMENT UPDATE
Updated November 19, 2014

  • As of Wednesday 11/19/2014 we have 0 interview slots available for the remainder of November.
  • We have 32 webcam interview slots available in December.

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