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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

Our New J-1 Program Manager

Colleen Tomlinson will join the American Immigration Council on October 14, 2014 as the Program Manager. She will provide oversight of the day-to-day operations of the cultural exchange programs.  She brings ten years of experience, having served in the Office of Undergraduate Admissions at the University of Maryland.  We are excited to have her procedural, cross-cultural, and technical skills added to our team!


Updated October, 2014

  • As of Thursday 10/16/2014 we have 22 interview slots available for the remainder of October.
  • We have 49 webcam interview slots available in November.

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