Sponsors and Their Role    

Every student that is issued a J1 Visa has a Sponsor.  The sponsor is the party responsible for the student while in the United States  Every student should have the contact information for their sponsor, it is listed on their DS 2019.  Additionally, all sponsors provide a 24/7 emergency line for students. 

  • An EMPLOYER is who the student will work for to earn wages will in the United States.  Students are responsible for understanding all employment policies of the employer.

  • The SPONSOR is the party responsible for the student while in the United States.   They arrange Visa, insurance, provide housing information, government  program regulations and are the general "GO TO" for any concerns or questions for everything (outside of the employer work policies).  

Please visit the US Department of State Website for more information:
http://j1visa.state.gov/programs/summer-work-travel/


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