Do the J-1 intern and trainee programs sponsored by the American Immigration Council produce a lasting and positive impacts on the lives of the J-1 visa holders? Do the J-1 visa holders leave with a lasting and positive impression of the United States? The responses from our alumni survey indicate an overwhelming “Yes.”
Survey results show that our alumni “Learned, Left and Leveraged” their experience in America.
They learned from their host company sponsors and about American culture–20% arrived in the US with a very positive impression but 59% left with a very positive impression.
The vast majority left when their visas ended—89% reported that they left the United States after the conclusion of their J-1 program.
After returning home they leveraged their new skills into new jobs and expanded responsibilities—95% of the respondents reported that the J-1 training or internship has had an impact on their current career
Immigration attorneys with clients who are training international personnel find that the J visa can offer many advantages over Hs and Bs: no restrictions on source of income, no USCIS involvement in the application process, priority visa appointments, etc. But the J visa comes with many considerations not readily found in the Department of State Regulations.
This audio seminar will cover "how it works" questions regarding SEVIS, maintaining J status, determining eligibility, determining home residency requirements, etc. It will also address some of the political considerations behind J policies. Read more...
The International Exchange Center has released an enhanced application packet, making it more compatible with Adobe Reader. The enhancements resolve previous problems with downloading and saving information in the forms.
New final rules became effective Sept. 9, 2010 for J trainee and intern programs 22 C.F.R.§ 62 (2010). With few exceptions, the final rule will produce little change to the way J trainee and intern programs have been administered since the interim-final rule of 2007.
J-1 Intern Josue Jeanty is making news in Charlotte. The full article was featured in the Charlotte Examiner on Saturday, October 2, 2010, and tells the story of Jeanty's journey from Haiti to the United States.