Student visas are issued for the period it takes the visitor to complete his/her course of study, program or work assignment. Non-immigrant student visas can be categorised as F-1 visa and J-1 visa.
J-1 Visa (Exchange Visitors)
J1 visa is an "exchange program" in which one might obtain a legal status to work in the United States if he/she is a doctor, scientist, researcher, university professor or teacher, and has been accepted by an exchange program. In order to be qualifyed for J-1 sponsorship, the program you have been accepted for must be approved by the United States Information Agency.
J-1 Visa Eligibility
Foreign medical graduates or physicians to pursue graduate medical education or training at accredited schools of medicine or scientific institutions
Foreign students participating in exchange programs to promote the sharing of knowledge and skills in education, arts and sciences
Research scholars to teach, conduct research, observe, or consult on research projects
Au Pairs to live with an American host family
Foreign nationals to pursue business and industrial training programs in the U.S.
Professors to teach, lecture, conduct research, or consult at educational institutions, museums, libraries, or similar institutions in the U.S.
Employees of International Communication agencies
Research assistants sponsored by the national institute of health
Foreign nationals to serve as counselors in U.S. summer camps
Foreign nationals to obtain further academic qualifications or gain practical experience/training in a specific area of knowledge or expertise
Foreign nationals who are recognized as potential leaders or experts to engage in observation tours, discussions, consultation, professional meetings, and training
U.S. organizations authorized by the Department of State (DOS) to sponsor foreign nationals for training.
Top Visa Interview Questions for Students:
- Why have you chosen this university?
- What do you plan to do after you graduate?
- Who is paying for your education and what is his/her income?
- How do I know you'll come back after your education?
- Why don't you do this course in your country?
- Do you have any relative in USA?