Host Opportunities

When you host an exchange visitor, you bring our world closer together.

Cultural Vistas offers a wide variety of opportunities for individuals and institutions to get involved with our work and provide avenues for dynamic and passionate individuals from around the world to enhance their professional skills and learn about our country, culture, business practices, and way of life.

  • Enrich your workplace by hosting student interns for up to 12 months
  • Develop and evaluate talent through on-the-job training programs for up to 18 months
  • Bring new perspectives into your K-12 classrooms by hosting a teacher
  • Share your home with a student for the school year or semester
  • Meet and share best practices with counterparts in your field of expertise
  • Open your home for a family meal, or provide a place to stay for a few days or week




Host students, young and seasoned professionals at your organization

Expertise, experience, and reliability. Annually, more than 1,000 different U.S. companies and institutions and 5,000 individuals from over 100 countries turn to Cultural Vistas as their trusted solution for J-1 Visa sponsorship for internship and on-the-job training programs.

Whether you’re looking to attract, evaluate, or develop global talent, or establish an internship program for your students at your university, we can work with you to bring qualifying individuals to the United States for a duration ranging from three weeks to 18 months.

The exchange of ideas, expertise, perspectives, and connections that occurs between host organizations, interns and trainees, and their U.S. colleagues is often invaluable.

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Host an Intern or Trainee

Interested in hosting, but don’t have a candidate in mind? Let us know.


Host experienced educators for full-time teaching placements

Bring a fresh perspective and valuable viewpoints into your K-12 classrooms by hosting an experienced educators from around the world. As a J-1 Exchange Visitor Program sponsor for teacher exchanges, Cultural Vistas can sponsor qualified teachers to come to the United States for full-time paid teaching positions for up to three years.

Host an experienced Educator

Additional Hosting Opportunities

In addition to our role as a J-1 sponsor for intern, trainee, and teacher programs, Cultural Vistas also brings individuals to the United States through its special designations for individuals participating in the IAESTE and Korea WEST (Work, English Study, Travel) programs, as well as several grant and privately-funded exchange initiatives and short-term projects.

We have dedicated staff who can help match organizations with a suitable program and talented and multilingual candidates that fits their needs. A variety of hosting opportunities exist throughout the year for the following programs, among others:

Congress-Bundestag Youth Exchange (CBYX)

Host talented young German students and recent graduates

The Congress-Bundestag Youth Exchange for Young Professionals is a reciprocal program that gives 75 German participants the opportunity to spend one year of studying, working, and experiencing everyday life in communities across the United States. CBYX depends largely on the generosity and hospitality of hundreds of communities that have opened their doors to young Germans throughout the program’s 30-plus year history as host families, host colleges, and host companies.

Opportunities exist to host CBYX participants in your home, for a semester of university study, and six-month internships with your organizations.

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Edmund S. Muskie Internship Program

Host scholars from Eastern Europe, Central Asia, and the Caucasus this summer

The Edmund S. Muskie Internship Program is a summer program funded by the U.S. Department of State that provides emerging leaders from Eastern Europe, the Caucasus, and Central Asia with the opportunity to gain real-world experience through three-month internships complementing and enriching their graduate studies in the United States.

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IAESTE United States

Host top technical students from around the world for long or short-term projects

Since 1948, the International Association for the Exchange of Students for Technical Experiences (IAESTE). has provided engineering, technology, science, and architecture students from across the globe with paid, course-related training abroad, and employers with highly-skilled and motivated trainees for long or short-term projects. Join the many university research groups, startups, multinationals, and small private firms that extend their reach through IAESTE every year by hosting top technical talent for up to 12 months.

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Korea WEST (Work, English Study, Travel)

Host talented South Korean students for 4-to-12 month internships at your organization

Since 2009, Cultural Vistas has provided more than 1,000 students and young professionals with opportunities to study English, gain international work experience, and learn about the United States through the Korea WEST program, a multi-faceted exchange created by the U.S. and Korean governments to enhance ties between the two nations.

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Get Involved + Expand Your World

With an array of new initiatives every year – from short-term internships and study tours to overseas workshops and virtual programming, we offer a number of opportunities for both individuals and institutions to expand their world by getting involved with our work.

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