Host Companies

Each year host organizations across the United States and abroad support diplomacy and experience firsthand the many benefits of welcoming international students and visitors into their organizations. 

Whether looking to cultivate partnerships, improve your understanding of international markets, or enrich the diversity of staff skills both domestic or abroad - hosting an international intern or trainee can be a rewarding experience.

For Prospective U.S. Host Organizations

Cultural Vistas is authorized by the U.S. Department of State as an Exchange Visitor Program sponsor for three categories of the J-1 Visa: Intern, Trainee, and Teacher.

As an Exchange Visitor Program sponsor, Cultural Vistas is responsible for administering cultural exchange programs in compliance with the Department of State's public diplomacy goals and visa requirements. 

Cultural Vistas provides opportunities to students and professionals to take part in career development programs at U.S. businesses that allow them to experience life in America and gain essential skills and knowledge from American professionals.

Cultural Vistas also provides cross-cultural orientations, educational activities, monitoring and evaluation and, primarily, acts as an advocate for the participant to ensure a positive and successful program.

For complete eligiblity requirements, please visit Resources for U.S. Host Companies.

For Prospective International Host Organizations

Cultural Vistas is currently seeking international companies to provide internships for U.S. students in Germany and Spain.

To learn more, contact intlhostcompanies@culturalvistas.org.