How Do I Become a Summer Host to J-1 Participants
How Many Students Come?
Approximately 4,000 J-1 participants from over 50 countries come to Cape Cod every summer.
Requirements for the Program
J-1 participants must have completed at least one semester at their university. They must be proficient enough in the English language to participate in the program. Each student will spend from $1,500 – $3,000 just to get to the United States.Upon arrival they must register with SEVIS (Homeland Security), at which time they report their Cape Cod address. They also must check in with their U.S. sponsor once per month. For more information on the requirements, please visit the Department of State website.
Purpose of the Program
Students from colleges and universities come to the United States to share their culture and ideas and to learn about the culture and ideas of our country. They will work with Americans for 3 – 4 months. At the end of their work contract, they may choose to travel to parts of the United States to further their cultural studies and to enjoy many of the places in this country that we have come to cherish.