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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

The Exchange Visitor Program office will be closed on Monday, May 30 in observance of Memorial Day. We will reopen for normal business on Tuesday, May 31 and will be conducting our regularly scheduled interviews.

If you have an emergency, please call Colleen at 202-368-5385. If you have an inquiry, please feel free to email our Exchange visitor associates:

We hope you have an enjoyable and safe Memorial Day weekend!

Insurance Update for Exchange Visitors

As of October 1, 2015, the IMG insurance cards will no longer be sent by post mail to J-1 exchange visitors. After you arrive in the U.S. and complete your Post Arrival Follow Up Information task, go to the IMG website to download your insurance ID Card. J-2 dependents will also be issued Insurance Cards which can be downloaded from the IMG website.

For more information regarding health insurance requirements, please visit the Insurance Requirements page on our website.  


Allotment Update

Available Webcam Interviews

  • As of Friday, May 27, 2016, we have 0 interview spots remaining for the month of May.

Once you submit your application, use our online scheduling tool to book the webcam interview for the J-1 program. In order to allow sufficient time for consular processing and international travel, schedule the webcam interview 4-6 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.