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Benefits of the J-1 Visa Exchange Visitor Program
August 19, 2016 @ 8:00 am CDT/ Free
Join the conversation on the benefits of the Exchange Visitor Program, sponsored by Global Minnesota and the U.S. Department of State’s Office of Private Sector Exchange.
Hosted by Fredrikson & Byron, this opportunity will explore how your organization can engage with, and benefit from, the J-1 Visa. There are 13 categories of J-1 Visa that allow the private-sector to provide foreign nationals with opportunities to participate in educational and cultural programs in the U.S. and then return home.
Exchange visitors may study, teach, conduct research, share their specialized skills, or receive on-the-job training for periods ranging from a few weeks to several years. For example, the Trainee category is for professionals with a degree, professional certificate, or relevant work experience to receive training in U.S. business practices through a structured and guided work-based program. The J-1 Visa also provides opportunities for foreign nationals to experience internships, research scholars, industry specialists, and summer temporary employees.
Subject-matter experts and host organizations will provide an overview of how our community can benefit from this versatile exchange visa.
- Robert Aronson, Fredrikson & Byron, Immigration Attorney
- Lynette Evans-Tiernan, U.S. Department of State, Public Affairs Officer
- Jennifer Nupp, U.S. Department of State, Senior Policy Analyst
- Private Sector Exchange Sponsor
Registration includes a light breakfast. This event is produced in conjunction with our Peacebuilding Approaches to Countering Extremism Summit on August 18.