InterExchange Career Training USA is here for you throughout your entire program. You are welcome to call or visit us anytime during normal business hours: Monday through Friday, 9:30 a.m. - 5:30 p.m. We are also prepared to assist you outside normal hours should an emergency arise. Remember to keep us updated with any changes to your email address, phone number, or living address so you can receive important program-related updates and maintain your active status in SEVIS. We also encourage you to visit our Participant Resource Center for additional information about the program.
Like and follow our Facebook page to receive program updates and connect with other participants. You can post messages on the wall to find participants in your city, find out about upcoming events, ask questions, or just read what everyone else is posting!
Visit our blog for travel guides, important program news, and information about life in the U.S. You can also post your own blog for others to read. From time to time, we run photo or essay contests and the chance to win prizes!
Our participant network is a great way to connect with other J-1 Interns and Trainees on the program. Use this resource to find other participants near you, ask questions, get advice, and start networking. To join the group, please follow the link above. Please note: You should first create a Google account if you do not already have one. Once you've set up an account, you can click ‘Apply for Membership.’
In cities with large numbers of participants, InterExchange arranges social gatherings and cultural outings. You will be able to meet other interns and trainees, and members of our Career Training USA team will be there to answer your questions. You will be notified about gatherings via email as well as through our Facebook group and blog.
Our Career Training USA Peer Mentor Program connects incoming interns and trainees with our current participants who have adjusted to life in the U.S. to help build a supportive community. Your peer mentor has gone through the process already and can answer any lingering questions you may have about life in a new country. Once you are feeling well adjusted in the U.S., you can use your valuable experience by signing up to be a peer mentor as well. If you are interested in getting a mentor, please contact InterExchange Career Training USA.
Our Language Partner Program connects interns and trainees with American alumni of InterExchange’s outbound programs. Americans who participate are interested in cultural exchange and practicing another language. In turn, they will help you improve your English and your knowledge of American culture. If you are interested in participating in this program, please contact our team.
An Ambassador is an intern or trainee who promotes the InterExchange Career Training USA program upon returning home. We will provide information, program materials, and support to help you share your experience with other students and young professionals who may benefit from a J-1 experience. You should also contact the U.S. Consulate in your home country to find out about J-1 alumni events. If you are interested in participating in this program, please contact our Career Training USA team.
Make sure to complete the mandatory evaluations distributed to you both during your program and at the end of your program. Your comments help us to improve the program for new participants as well as alumni.