Cultural & Professional Development Opportunities

​The J-1 Visa Program is designed to provide you the opportunity to learn and experience U.S. culture and business practices in your chosen field of study or profession.

CFGI wants to help you make the most of your time in the United States. Check out our resources –

CFGI NEWSLETTERS are sent out quarterly to provide participants resources on seasonal cultural activities, spotlighted cities, professional development opportunities, and more fun facts about life in the United States. You can access past newsletters below.

You can use our extensive CITY BY CITY GUIDE to help you find historical landmarks, museums and exhibitions near you. Don't see your city listed? Email us for help finding cultural activities nearby.

Our list of PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT OPPORTUNITIES below can help you grow professionally and broaden your skills set.

Are you on INSTAGRAM? Follow us @cfgi_j1 to learn about cultural events, local restaurants, important news, and to see what other J1-visa participants are doing around the United States.

Stay tuned for CFGI CULTURAL EVENTS – virtual or in a city near you! We love to meet our J1-visa participants. Let us know when you're in DC and we'll let you know when we visit your host city. 

City By City Guide

Find cultural opportunities in our City by City guide

CFGI Quarterly Newsletters

December 2017

October 2017

July 2017

March 2017

November 2016
August 2016
May 2016
February 2016
November 2015
August 2015
March 2015

Professional Development Opportunities

View our list of professional development ideas and opportunities.

​C​heck out our J-1 tweets!