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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

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.  


Weekly Allotment Update

Updated November 23, 2015

Available Webcam Interviews

  • As of Tuesday 11/23/2015, we have 0 webcam interview spots available in the month of November.
  • There are 49 interview spots remaining for the month of December
  • Please note the American Immigration Council offices will be closed on November 26th and 27th for the Thanksgiving holiday.    

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.


Please note that the American Immigration Council offices will be closed on Thursday, November 26th and Friday, November 27th for the Thanksgiving holiday.