Do I qualify?

In this category, a participant is defined as a bona fide foreign post-secondary student in his or her own country currently enrolled in and actively pursuing a degree or a full-time course of study at an accredited academic institution, or as that status is defined by the alien’s home country educational system.  Final-year students are eligible to take part in this program even though they will have graduated at the time of participation as long as they apply to participate in the program prior to graduation.  For more information about the program, please visit the J-1 Visa Page of the Department of State’s Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs (ECA) website.