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International Visitor Program

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Program Design: We are happy to assist with understanding the numerous regulations affecting international participation in programs.

Visas: International Programs screens program applications, facilitates required security name checks and issues Form DS-2019, the document necessary to apply for a J-1 visa.

Health Insurance: Health insurance is required for all J-1 visa holders. We facilitate the payment of premiums on one of our special policies which cover medical expenses, emergency evacuation and repatriation of remains in case of death.

Program Design
J-1 Visas
Health Insurance
Maintenance Allowance - Reimbursements
Exchange Visitor Program Orientations
Required J-1 Program Monitoring and Reporting

Maintenance Allowance - Reimbursements: International Programs can provide debit cards to international visitors which allow immediate access to funds. In some cases, US Treasury checks may be used instead of debit cards.

Exchange Visitor Program Orientations: International Programs provides in-depth program orientations covering J-1 program regulations, cultural adaptation and an introduction to US customs and culture. We also provide ongoing support and assistance with immigration, personal adjustment and administrative issues.

Required J-1 Program Monitoring and Reporting: International Programs is responsible for monitoring changes of address, program activities, arrival dates and completion dates. As an official J-1 Exchange Visitor Program sponsor, we maintain records and data in the Student and Exchange Visitor Information System (SEVIS) and communicate as necessary with the US Departments of State and Homeland Security.


If you have any questions, please contact:

  • Brenda Dean , International Visitor Program Coordinator, Responsible Officer, (202) 644-4640, bdean@fs.fed.us
  • Rima Eid, International Visitor Program Specialist, Alternate Responsible Officer, (202)644-4642, rimaeid@fs.fed.us
  • Kristin Corcoran, International Visitor Program Specialist, (202) 644-4643, kacorcoran@fs.fed.us
  • Misty Sidhu, International Visitor Program Specialist, (202) 644-4645, mksidhu@fs.fed.us
  • Ashlee Jackson, International Visitor Program Specialist, (202) 644-4644, ashleejackson@fs.fed.us
  • Lee Blaser, International Visitor Program Specialist, (202) 644-4631, leeablaser@fs.fed.us


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