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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

Reminder: Tax Season

As a reminder, J-1 trainees/interns are subjected to U.S. Federal Taxes if exchange visitors received funds from a U.S. funding source, except in the rare event of a tax treaty between the U.S. governemnt and the exchange visitor's home country. Unless the individual has previously been in the United States within the last six years on a J-1 visa, your will be classified as a non-resident taxpayer for federal taxes. This means you are not subject to Social Security nor Medicare withholding during the first two calendar years, or parts thereof, that you are in the U.S. on a J-1 visa. Additional information about filing taxes and J-1 tax status can be found on our blog, J-1Journeys.org.

For additional resource information, please refer to the IRS website links below:
Free-Tax-Return-Preparation
International Services

 

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.  

Spotlight

Weekly Allotment Update

Updated February 1, 2016

Available Webcam Interviews

  • As of Monday 02/01/2016, we have 49 interview spots remaining for the month of February.  

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.

Update: Change to the DS-2019 Form
The SEVIS system released an announcement indicating that the barcode was removed from the DS-2019 form. Please note that when J-1 exchange participants receive their DS-2019 packets, the barcode will no longer be on the form. The DS-2019 form is still valid. 

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