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BridgeUSA (J-1 visa) provides opportunities for qualified foreign nationals to travel and gain experience in the US through a wide range of programs for periods ranging from a few weeks to several years.
BridgeUSA (J-1 visa) has 15 different exchange categories focused on education, research, or professional development, and all designed to achieve the foreign policy objective of increasing mutual understanding with other countries. Throughout their exchanges, participants hone existing skills and develop new ones, unlocking new personal and professional opportunities.
Summer Work Travel, Professor
Research Scholar
Short-Term Scholar
College and University Student
Secondary School Student
Alien Physician
Camp Counselor
Au Pair

Important remarks
• Refer to section 4 on your Form DS-2019 to locate the type that corresponds to your J-1 program
International Visitor is used by the DOS