Webinar Recording - Expediting Your J-1 Applications: Strategies and Best Practices


Bringing foreign nationals to the United States for short-term training or internship programs under the J-1 Exchange Visitor Program involves coordination with multiple stakeholders, often under a pressing deadline. If you are currently hosting J-1 Exchange Visitors or are looking to work on your first sponsorship application, join CFGI for this webinar to learn best practices and tips for getting J-1 sponsorship applications completed in an expeditious manner. This webinar has resources and material for CFGI members that already have established programs operating within their organizations or may be new to the process of sponsoring J-1 trainees and interns.

Topics covered included:

  • Avoiding delays when completing a Training/Internship Placement Plan, Form DS-7002
  • Designing a comprehensive supplemental training plan
  • Securing compliant medical insurance for participants
  • Organizing effective logistical orientations and cultural activities
  • Educating supervisors on key regulatory requirements


  • Olga Kolodina, CFGI
  • Brittany Haga, CFGI
The password to access the recording is J1Member.  View the recording

You can also access a pdf of the PowerPoint presentation.