Program Participation Bars

The 12- and 24-month bars affect J-1 Exchange Visitors (EVs) who have previously been in the U.S. as a J-1 Exchange Visitor. The bars prohibit certain "repeat participation." Please review the information below and contact ISSS at [email protected] if you have any questions as to whether or not a potential EV would be affected by either the 12- or 24-month bar.