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Programs Offered

NB: Some programs are not offered all year round, this depends on the availability of jobs from sponsors.

J-1 Trainee Program

The J-1 Program is administrated by the United States Department of State and provides cultural exchange programs at organizations throughout the US.  

Applicants who wish to access this program must meet one of the following:


(1) Must have a degree or professional certificate from a post-secondary academic institution and at least one year of prior related work experience in his or her occupational field.

(2) Who has a minimum of five years of work experience in his or her occupational field.

This opportunity provides a unique experience for college/university students who recently graduated to expand their training on the job. DORRYUS provides a network of employers and sponsors within the United States where Trainees can access their respective fields of study to jump-start their careers.  


J-1 programs in Hospitality can last between 6 - 12 months.  

J-1 programs in Business and other related fields can last between 6 - 18 months. 



  1. To be eligible for a J-1 Trainee Program students must be between the ages of 18 - 35. 

  2. As mentioned above, one must be a graduate of an accredited institution at the Associates' level or higher with at least 12 months of related work experience not within the United States.   OR

  3. A Young professional with at least 5 years experience in their field of interest. 

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