J-1 Visa Resources

The Exchange Visitor (J) non-immigrant visa category is for individuals approved to participate in work-and study-based exchange visitor programs. The J-1 Visa provides countless opportunities for international candidates looking to travel and gain experience in the United States. The multifaceted programs enable foreign nationals to come to the U.S. to teach, study, conduct research, demonstrate special skills or receive on the job training for periods ranging from a few weeks to several years.

DDC Resources

J-1 Visa FAQs 

2022 Social Security Instructions

DCEDC Employee Housing Resources

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Past Events


J-1 Employer Forum Presentation (Slide PDF)

  • Bringing everyone together for program updates, finding solutions to challenges, and sharing best practices, has helped all of us become a prime example of how the Summer Work Travel program was intended to work.



J-1 Visa 101: How to Become a Host Employer (Recording on YouTube)

  • Program update and introduction to becoming a J-1 Visa Host Employer, presented by Becky Davis, USA Regional Account Manager for Work & Travel, and Clay Lewis, Employer & Community Engagement Manager - both with InterExchange.
  • Presentation deck can be found HERE