Financial Support - Sufficient Funds
Exchange visitors invited to participate in the activities of the US Forest Service or its official partners must demonstrate that sufficient funding exists to support themselves and their program activities. Funding for course fees, living expenses, mandatory insurance, maintenance allowance, support of dependents and any other relevant and required expenses must be obligated and demonstrated at the time an international visitor is issued an invitation and DS-2019.
Funding may come from multiple sources, but all sources must be defined. In addition to any course fees, reimbursements for travel or other expenses, a minimum of $1150 per month must be demonstrated to cover living expenses and insurance. An additional $500 per month is required for a spouse and an additional $333 per month must be demonstrated for each dependent child under the age of 21. This amount is reduced for exchange visitors who are provided housing at no cost.
J-1 Exchange Visitors may be financed by: