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If you are a foreign educator interested in having Teachers Council sponsor your J-1 Exchange Visitor/BridgeUSA Program for Teachers, please submit a J-1 Initial Eligibility Form. Upon review, we will contact you if we’d like to set up an interview for sponsorship and/or job placement. You may also email

If you are a US school official interested in hiring and hosting J-1 Teachers, please complete the J-1 Host School Open Positions form, and we will contact you to answer questions and learn more about your hiring needs. You may also email


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 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.

**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.


If you are a foreign teacher interested in H-1B services, please submit an H-1B Initial Eligibility Form. You may also email

For all other inquires unrelated to the above topics, please email with your specific inquiry.