J-1 Visa Sponsorship
IA&A is a U.S. J-1 intern, trainee, and short-term scholar visa sponsor and issues the Form DS-2019 (Certificate of Eligibility) necessary to apply for the J-1 visa. The J-1 visa is required for internships and training programs in the U.S. of any length, paid or unpaid.

What does IA&A do for you?

  • Issue the Form DS-2019 (Certificate of Eligibility).
  • Assist with the J-1 visa application process.
  • Provide pre-arrival orientation and information.
  • Provide career advice in the arts, culture, and design fields.
  • Offer resume/CV and cover letter counseling.
  • Offer professional networking support for participants and alumni.
  • Assist as needed in case of emergency (24/7 phone and email support).
About IA&A’s Cultural Exchange Programs
Through its Cultural Exchange Programs, IA&A has sponsored J-1 visa participants from over 55 countries worldwide including Argentina, Australia, Brazil, Canada, China, Cuba, Denmark, Egypt, France, Germany, Ghana, Japan, Kenya, Korea, Mexico, Russia, South Africa, Spain, Sweden, Turkey, the United Kingdom, and many more.

IA&A accepts applications for visa sponsorship from candidates in the following fields:

  • Visual and performing arts
  • Arts management
  • Industrial design and interior design
  • Graphic design
  • Architecture
  • Media and communications
  • Marketing
  • Finance and business in the arts, culture, or design fields
  • Performing arts management
  • IA&A also considers applicants seeking experience in management and commerce

Review the J-1 visa eligibility guidelines and application process. Once you have, apply online to submit your application. You will not pay any fees until you have been confirmed eligible to apply.

Contact IA&A if you have any questions by email at outreach@artsandartists.org, by phone at 202-338-0680, or via Skype at ‘USArts’.

Use the link below to pay your Cultural Exchange Program fee.
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Resources for Applicants
Read through the steps to apply for J-1 visa sponsorship. Once you are familiar with the steps, click the “Online Application” button below. Contact IA&A if you have any questions.


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