Scholars’ work in the U.S. will be under the mentorship and supervision of IA&A. IA&A has representatives in cities across the U.S. for participants who need to complete program-related work in other locations beyond Washington, DC.
Basic requirements for the J-1 scholar visa:
- You must have, at minimum, a four-year Bachelor’s degree in a related field from a non-U.S., post-secondary academic institution.
- You must have proven past work in your field, indicated through articles, publications, reviews, exhibitions, scholarly reports, and employer references.
- You must have proof of current activity in your field.
- You must have a sufficient grasp of the English language and be able to complete an interview by webcam or in person with an IA&A representative.
- You must be able to provide proof of adequate funds for the entire duration of your stay through a guarantor in your country of residence. IA&A requires at least $1,000 per each month including a 30-day grace period.
- A passport valid for six months after the date of your intended return to your country of residence.
- Health insurance that meets the U.S. Department of State’s requirements.