International visitors must be:
- Selected by the United States Department of State;
- Engaged in consultation, observation, research, training or demonstration of special skills; and
- A recognized or potential leader in a field of specialized knowledge or skill.
Cultural understanding: Recognized or potential foreign leaders participate in observation tours, discussions, consultations, professional meetings, conferences, workshops and travel as a way to better understand U.S. culture and society and contribute to a better knowledge of foreign cultures in the United States.
The international visitor shall be authorized to participate in the Exchange Visitor Program for the length of time necessary to complete the program, which shall not exceed one year;
International Visitors are selected by the U.S. Department of State.