If you are a foreign trainee with a confirmed host organization and training plan, in need of J-1 sponsorship, please submit a J-1 Trainee Initial Eligibility Form. We are not offering placement services to Trainees at this time – only sponsorship services for those with confirmed host organizations.

If you are a US host organization in need of sponsorship for a J-1 Trainee, please email j1trainee@teacherscouncil.com for more information.

Please note we are only designated by the US Department of State to sponsor J-1 Trainee Visas in the following three occupational categories: Education, Social Sciences, Library Science, Counseling and Social Services; Hospitality and Tourism; Management, Business, Commerce and Finance.

Please click on the links to review our J-1 Trainee Program Fees and J-1 Trainee Sample Budget.

**If you are interested in coming to the US to teach, or are looking to hire a teacher, the J-1 Trainee program is not the correct category to pursue. Please refer to our J-1 Teacher program.

Thank you!