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#1The Exchange Visitor Program, BridgeUSA (J-1 Visa)
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The Exchange Visitor Program, BridgeUSA (J-1 Visa)

Administered by the US Department of State Educational and Cultural Affairs Bureau (ECA), the Exchange Visitor Program (EVP) is for foreign nationals who wish to come to the US to teach, study, conduct research, work/travel, learn about the American culture, improve their English proficiency, demonstrate special skills, receive on the job training, and develop new skills for periods ranging from a few weeks to several years.

• The EVP was created as part of the Mutual Educational and Cultural Exchange Act of 1961
• The Mutual Educational and Cultural Exchange Act is also known as the Fulbright-Hays Act
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