J-1 Resources

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 J-1 visa is a non-immigrant cultural exchange visa issued by the U.S. Department of State. The objective of the J-1 Visa is to foster better understanding and acceptance between the people of the United States and other countries around the world through educational and cultural exchange programs.

Cultural Vistas' authorization by the U.S. Department of State permits our organization to issue the DS2019 Form, or the Certificate of Eligibility, to qualifying individuals who want to participate in any of these categories of the J-1 Visa. This is the form required to enter the United States on a J-1 Visa Exchange Visitor Program.

These categories provide students and professionals from all over the world the opportunity to enhance their professional skills and gain knowledge of American business practices by interning or training at U.S. companies. Programs may last from three weeks to 18 months.

Exchange visitors under the J-1 Visa include secondary school and college students, business participants, participants in flight aviation programs, primary and secondary school teachers, college professors, research scholars, medical residents or interns receiving medical training in the United States, certain specialists, and international and government visitors. 

For More Information

For inquiries related to our J-1 Intern and Trainee programs, visit culturalvistas.org/train.

For inquiries related to our J-1 Teacher programs, visit  culturalvistas.org/teach.

For inquiries related to finding internship placements in the United States, visit culturalvistas.org/placement.