J1 Internship or J1 Training? [INFOGRAPHIC]
J1 internship or J1 training? It used to be that these two terms meant the same thing and were used interchangeably. In normal non-J1 life it is still the case. In the J1 world, changes started happening few years back when the US Department of State made laws that strictly divided younger, less experienced candidates (interns) from older, more experienced applicants (trainees).
So, if you plan on coming to the United States to gain professional experience on a J1 visa, it’s very important for you to know the difference between J1 internship and J1 training and plan accordingly. We made this J1 infographic for you to learn which J1 work experience program works best for you.
This way, be it J1 internship or J1 training, you’ll know the pros and cons of each and will be able to quickly figure out which J1 program you are eligible for right now and, if you are not yet eligible, what steps to take to be able to take part in the program in the near future.
More importantly, the new Department of State rules state that J1 internship and J1 training is not just a once in a lifetime opportunity but rather something you can repeat (read: you can keep coming back to the US for more training) but more on that in later posts. Happy travels and J1’s to you and if you have any questions about any of this, we are here.