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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.
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BridgeUSA (J-1 visa) Specialist is for foreign nationals who are an expert in a field of specialized knowledge or skills who enter the US for the purpose of observing, consulting, or demonstrating special knowledge or skills.
Eligibility
• Be experts in a field of specialized knowledge or skill
• Seek to travel to the US for the purpose of the interchange of knowledge and skills among foreign and American specialists by observing, consulting or demonstrating their special knowledge or skills

Highlights
• Participants observe, consult, or demonstrate special knowledge or skills.

Duration
• Maximum 12 months

Benefits
• Educational enrichment: Experience an interchange of knowledge and skills among foreign and American specialists who are defined as experts in a field of specialized knowledge

Remarks
• Not fill a permanent or long-term position of employment while in the US