Welcome J-1 visa Exchange Students

We love summer on Block  Island …We hope you will love it too

The International Student Center, ISC, is a second home for international students.  It is a Block Island supplement to what is offered by your employer and your sponsor. For matters concerning your work and J-1 visa, you already know from your contract what the terms and conditions are regarding your visit here. You should have contact details for your Sponsor and for the State Department, keep them for reference.

SORRY WE CANNOT HELP YOU GET A J1 VISA. You have to go through the  J1 Visa Program. We are here to help after you have found a place on the program, found a sponsor, and received your visa and placement.

325X-125 Gov.-PastorThe International Center offers help to enable you to get to Block Island, to become aware of its unique position, to help you settle in and enable your relaxation and friendship. You can ask here for advice or bring your experience to share with others. You can use online or personal contact. We hope much of it will be personal interaction, and that you find both welcome and ongoing friendships.

As well as helping you with your visit in any way we can, we offer free programs and facilities. Some to look for are:

  • Open Monday through Saturday in the morning and again in the evening
  • Games, TV, WiFi, scanning and printing
  • Free dinner every Tuesday and Friday night
  • Coffeehouse with live music on Friday evenings with BI residents
  • Shopping trips to the mainland
  • Ping-pong, futbol, volleyball, basketball and soccer

If you need – we can help with

  • getting a bicycle or basic phone
  • use of a free kitchen where you can cook
  • assistance with online shopping (BI does not have street addresses for delivery!)
  • registration with the Student and Exchange Visitor program [SEVIS]
  • printing your 1-94 or any other documents
  • finding out how to get a bank account and social security card
  • getting comfortable with the housing where you will be living

Find out more about all sorts of things here, or come in and talk to one of the staff.

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6 thoughts on “Welcome J-1 visa Exchange Students

  1. hello
    im taking pride in talking about your program its firsttime i see people are very hospital . after learnig from you i hope one day I invite you too to my country for this program. i would like to take part of this program to learn more ,and to have another view of the world

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  2. Am a student of valley view university at Accra Ghana and I want to travel to US for work study and learning of cultures. If any company sponsor have any vacancies for international students work study can contact me on
    awudziesolomon2015@gmail.com
    Wasa Akropong S.D.A CH
    P. O. Box 28
    Wasa Akropong
    Western Region
    Amenfi East
    Ghana

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    • I have sent you information about the J1 Visa Program – you have to go through them directly. We are here to help after you have found a place on the program, found a sponsor, and received your visa and placement. Good luck, I hope we see you in the summer, or that you find somewhere you enjoy

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      • 4 years ago i have been Usa i had a j1 visa and i had worked in grand canyon and now im a student in Austria/Vienna i wanna work again in USA can you help me about this topic ? my email address is halidakdemir@gmail.com and my phone and WhatsApp is 00 43 681 208 733 63

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      • SORRY WE CANNOT HELP YOU GET A J1 VISA. You have to go through the J1 Visa Program. We are here to help after you have found a place on the program, found a sponsor, and received your visa and placement.

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