Applicants FAQ

No. The J-1 visa allows applicants to legally receive stipend only from the host company indicated on the DS-2019. Applicant cannot earn any stipend from any other company during the length of program.
Yes, it is possible. However, your host company may be located in different cities or states far from your relatives/friends. Therefore, we encourage independent applicants apply for this internship/training program.
The Immigration and Naturalization Service allows interns/trainees a 30-day travel period commonly referred to as the “Grace Period.” During this period, participants are no longer in J-1 Visa status and they are free to travel around the US.
Yes. It is possible. Please contact WICC Staff member at to learn more about the requirements to repeat the program.
Yes, in some cases, a program can be extended.
Yes. they would have to request sponsorship for a J-2 visa.
Absolutely. J-1 Interns/Trainees receive insurance during the program. This is included in the program fees.
For any emergency situations, dial 911 from any phone. 911 is a free-of-charge emergency number to local emergencies. If you have a situation that is not an emergency, you may reach our staff at (949) 502-0114 or email us at
The passing rate for J-1 visa is really high. However, WICC Group still has a refund policy. Please contact our staff for more information regarding refund policy.
Every year, there are over 300,000 international applicants from various nations who train in the US with the J-1 visa. The training and development that the J-1 internship provides aligns with the experience and skill set of each applicant.
Yes. It is required by law to pay tax based on your stipend. It is about 8-15% depends on the state. However, applicants can file a tax return, which give them about 70-95% amount of tax they have paid.