Train USA

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.

The Train USA J-1 exchange program provides international students, recent graduates, and working professionals the opportunity to complete career-focused internships and structured training programs with U.S. host companies for up to 18 months.

Please note: Cultural Vistas is currently only working with companies who have hosted with us within the last three years, and those who come to us through our established university, global partner, and attorney relationships.

Please reach out to Cultural Vistas at clientrelations@culturalvistas.org or at (212) 497-3566 if you are unsure whether a particular host company is eligible at this time.

Host Benefits

  • Gain fresh perspectives into new and innovative business practices 
  • Promote diversity and intercultural competencies 
  • Flexibility to sponsors programs in most fields and industries at any time of the year
  • Competitive pricing and personalized customer service
  • Training plan and application assistance to meet State Department requirements
  • Comprehensive medical insurance coverage for participants 
  • Established network of global and domestic partners to provide support, including 24-hour emergency assistance 

Program Duration

Intern and Trainee programs may last from 3 weeks up to 18 months. 

Eligibility

Train USA participants receive sponsorship in either the J-1 Intern (programs up to 12 months) or J-1 Trainee (programs up to 18 months) categories, depending on their education and level of experience. 

Host companies are expected to provide participants with meaningful cultural experiences that enhance professional skills and provide insight into American customs and business practices.

For complete eligiblity requirements, please visit our Resources for Host Companies or contact us at train@culturalvistas.org.

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