J-1 Visa Programs in the United States

Do you dream about living and working in the United States while making new American friends? Experience American culture first-hand through Spirit’s J-1 visa exchange programs in the USA.

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Intern or Train in the USA

International students and young professionals intern and train with US businesses. You can gain valuable professional development through hands-on training.

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Teach in the USA

International teachers teach in accredited primary or secondary U.S. schools for 1-3 years.  Learn how you can teach American students STEM, Foreign Language, Special Education and more.

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Work & Travel in the USA

International university students participate in a J-1 Work & Travel Program in the USA for 2-4 months. Experience American culture while working in a seasonal hospitality position in the USA.

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Get Started on Your Adventure in the USA

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Welcome the World to Your Workplace

Spirit offers American employers and accredited K-12 schools the opportunity to host international students, young professionals and teachers through a variety of program options.


Host an Intern or Trainee

Add an international perspective to your office with J-1 Interns and Trainees from around the world.  Whether you are a large engineering firm or a small luxury resort, we have the right candidates for you.

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Host an Exchange Teacher

Spirit’s J-1 Visa Teacher Program matches qualified international teachers and K-12 schools in the USA for 1- 3 year programs teaching foreign language, STEM, Special Education and more.

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Host Work & Travel

Hire international university students for seasonal positions and provide them with a unique insight into U.S. culture.

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About Spirit Cultural Exchange

Spirit Cultural Exchange is designated by the United States Department of State as a BridgeUSA Program Sponsor for the J-1 Work and Travel, Internship, Trainee and Teacher Programs. Spirit’s U.S. based exchange programs allow you to truly immerse yourself in American culture while gaining professional experience or training in your field of expertise. We aim to provide all participants with a life-changing exchange experience, each contributing toward a global “spirit” of international peace and understanding that lasts long after the program ends. Spirit also offers cultural exchange programs outside the USA for Americans curious about the world.





What people are saying…

I liked training with my amazing teammates. I also got to visit important cities in the U.S. and see historically important places to understand a little bit more about U.S. culture.- Miguel C. from Mexico, Mechanical Engineering Intern, Ohio
I am so glad I came to America sponsored by Spirit. Everything was good. I felt totally safe.- Taylan Y. from Turkey, Work and Travel Lifeguard, Wisconsin
This program helped me a lot to gain more confidence, trust myself more and become braver now. Thank you for allowing me to experience this program.- Roxanne R. from Philippines, Culinary Trainee, West Virginia

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