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The International Exchange Center of the American Immigration Council is designated by the Department of State to sponsor intern and trainee J-1 programs.
The American Immigration Council is designated by the U.S. Department of State to sponsor J-1 programs in the following occupational areas:
• Arts and Culture
• Social Sciences, Library Science, and Social Services
• Information Media and Communications
• Management, Business, Commerce and Finance
• Public Administration and Law
• The Sciences, Engineering, Architecture, Mathematics and Industrial Occupations
Minimum qualifications for intern, trainee, and host company eligibility are detailed in our application instructions.
Total fees can vary based on the type of application service requested and the specifics of the case. An up-to-date breakdown of fees can always be found on our fees page.
Applicants are eligible for a partial refund of program fees in the case of host company or foreign national withdrawal prior to the issuance of form DS-2019 and/or prior to Consular processing. The International Exchange Center is unable to provide refunds due to rejection at the US Consulate. SEVIS and expedite fees are nonrefundable.
Yes. Electronic (faxed or scanned) signatures are acceptable on all International Exchange Center application materials as well as on the DS-7002 form.
**Effective September 2010 the DUNS number is no longer required.
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No. The American Immigration Council requires that all potential exchange visitors consular process in their home countries (or in any country in which they hold a legal status).
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