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J-1 program typesPDFReturn
BridgeUSA (J-1 visa) offers 14 different program categories (or “program types”) for a wide-range of purposes. These programs enable foreign nationals to come to the US to study, teach, conduct research, or demonstrate special skills for periods ranging from a few weeks to several years.
BridgeUSA (J-1 visa) provides opportunities for qualified foreign nationals to travel and gain experience in the United States. The J-1 visa has multiple program types within BridgeUSA in 14 different exchange programs for a wide-range of program purposes. Each program type has different expectations and regulations that must be followed.
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
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