The J-2 visa is intended for non-immigrant spouses or children of a J-1 exchange visitor who accompany or later join their spouse or parent in the United States. For additional questions and J-2 Visa information CLICK HERE
Yes, you are responsible for organizing and paying for your travel to the USA.
The maximum duration of the J-1 Intern Visa is 12 months. The maximum duration of the J-1 Trainee Visa is 18 months. Hospitality/Tourism training programs are limited to 12 months for both Interns and Trainees, per the program regulations.
We highly recommend you stay in the United States for the duration of your training program. If you do need to travel outside the US during your program, you MUST be granted prior written approval from your host employer and [...]
As a J-1 exchange visitor, you are permitted to a travel grace period before and after your program, to read more CLICK HERE. This time is for tourism and getting your affairs in order. You do not have work authorization [...]