Online Participant Orientation

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All J-1 Exchange Visitor Program participants sponsored by the Council for Global Immigration are required to complete the online pre-arrival orientation prior to the start of their J-1 Trainee or Intern P​rogram.

Participants ​access the orientation via the email link sent by CFGI to the applicable host organization contacts once the program has been sponsored.  If a participant does not receive the link from their host organization, it can be requested by emailing EVP@cfgi.org.

Below are the steps for completing the participant orientation:

Step 1:  Create the user account via the link provided to the applicable host organization contacts

Step 2:  User will receive a registration confirmation email that will include link to online course player

Step 3:  Login to course player and select the orientation course

Step 4:  View orientation & complete post-test

Step 5:  Access and save certificate of achievement showing completion of orientation course. ​This can be done by the following:​

  • Click on the menu tab on the top left corner
  • Under the "Learn" option, select "My Activities"
  • Select "Courses" from the menu on the left side
  • On the J-1 Participant Orientation option on the course list, click on the ribbon icon on the far right side of the listing
  • Click "Save" on the screen prompt.  Certificate wil​l open as a PDF
  • Save a copy of the PDF form.

A copy of the certificate of achievement must be provided to CFGI with your other arrival verification documents.  Arrival verification documents can be sent via email to arrival@cfgi.org.

If you have issues or questions about the orientation, please contact CFGI's J-1 Visa team via email at EVP@cfgi.org or via phone during normal business hours at 703-535-6365.​

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