Architect-US Programs

Find out exactly what the Architect-US Programs offer and what you are paying for: Program fees, internship/trainee salaries and other requirements and benefits of Architect-US.
The Job+J1 Visa Program is especially targeted at ArchitectsResidential Architects, Commercial Architects, Interior Designers, Green Design Architects, Landscape Architects, Urban Designers, Industrial Architects and so on! Architect-US helps international architects to find an opportunity to gain professional experience in the U.S. based on their background, skills, interests and desired destination. Admission is subject to the Program's Excellency Standards. After that finding you the perfect position, Architect-US will also sponsor the J1 Visa, supply you with the necessary health insurance, and assist you and your Host Company with all the official paper work for the process. Apply NOW!
Architect-US facilitates the J1 Visa arrangements to internationals who have already found an internship or training position in the U.S. and have an offer letter from a Host Company. We will support your candidacy, sponsor your J1 Visa, supply you with the necessary health insurance, and assist you and your Host Company with all the official paperwork. Registration for the J1 Visa Program is open to any international studentsrecent grads, or young professionals (age 18 - 35) in the fields of:
  1. Hospitality 
  2. Tourism
  3. Business (and Management, Finance, Commerce)
  4. Marketing
  5. Accounting
  6. Public Administration and Law
  7. Engineering (and Sciences)
  8. Architecture 
  9. Mathematics
  10. Industrial Occupations
  11. Others
Contact us directly at training@architect-us.com for more information!
The Architect-US J1 Visa and Job+J1 Visa Programs are overseen by the U.S. Government Exchange J-1 Visitor Program under the Department of State's regulations. Following these rules, the maximum J1 Visa program length for a trainee is 18 months.
The Architect-US J1 Visa and Job+J1 Visa Programs are overseen by the U.S. Government Exchange J-1 Visitor Program under the Department of State's regulations. Following these rules, the maximum J1 Visa program length for an intern is 12 months.
You need to meet the following entry requirements: have an offer from a Host Company or be actively looking for a career opportunity in the US. If you meet these requirements you can register for the J1 Visa Program.
The basic criteria is - be an Architect (this specific Program is only for Architects, Designers, etc). For a greater chance of being accepted into the Job + J1 Visa Program, you should be able to meet the following entry requirements: strong design portfolio; outstanding graphic skills; knowledge of the main architectural software. If you meet these requirements you can register directly here.
Architect-US Program fees DO cover:
  • J1 Visa sponsorship
  • Application processing
  • Issuance and shipping of DS-2019 Form and acceptance pack
  • Accident and Sickness Insurance for entire Program with Global Benefits Group
  • Mandatory $180 SEVIS Fee
  • Online pre-departure orientation session
  • Informative dossier that covers opening a bank account, housing, social security number, taxes, etc
  • 24-hours emergency support for the duration of the program
  • English interview over the phone in case of lack of a Certificate of English level
  • To receive full Program Fees email us at training@architect-us.com
The Job+J1 Visa Program and the J1 Visa Program fees do NOT cover:
  • Host Company Site Visit Fee of $300 (when the American company has less than 25 full-time employees at the location where the J1 visa applicant would be interning / training)
  • DS-2019 Expedited Service of $900 (when required by the participant or Host Company)
  • Embassy Appointment Application Fee (usually $160) - as it has to be paid during the process of scheduling the appointment
  • Airfare tickets or any travel
  • Cost of living in the USA
  • To receive full Program Fee email us at training@architect-us.com
Once you have an offer from a Company, sign up for the J1 Visa Program and we will contact you to verify your eligibility for the program and to answer your questions. However, in order to initiate the official application process for the J1 Visa issuance, you must pay the full Program Fee. Register for free to receive information about the price. To receive full Program Fees email us at training@architect-us.com
Once admission to the Job+J1 Visa Program is granted (the Selection Committee reviews and approves your Portfolio and Resume), you must fill out your invoice information and then pay a $350 Initiation Fee in order for Architect-US to begin the search of your U.S. professional position. This fee will be discounted of the total amount of the Program cost once you accept an offer. To receive full Program Fees email us at training@architect-us.com
Yes. Architect-US is devoted to change the culture of opportunities in the U.S. and only accepts paid internships and waged training positions. Also by law, the minimum salary is $1300, but in the Job+J1 Visa Program, Architect-US helps you get you the best conditions.
Yes, of course. In the Job+J1 Visa Program, once a company likes you, they will make you an offer and it includes information about the salary. But even in the J1 Visa Program, we will assist your Host Company throughout the process of filling out the DS-7002 Internship / Training Placement Plan which will include all your Program Information: stipend (salary),  supervisor information, work hours per week, skills to develop, etc.
With the Job + J1 Visa Program we look for the perfect professional experience for you in a top company base in the U.S. (see an example extract of our opportunities HERE) and in the J1 Visa Program, you will have already gotten an offer from an American-based company and we just Sponsor your J1 Visa. Only architects can apply to the Job J1 Visa Program as that is the area of expertise of the Selection Committee. The J1 Visa Program is for everyone without limitations on the industry. Sign up for both Programs is FREE, so go ahead and register to receive more information.
Please contact us directly at training@architect-us.com to send you the refundable fees file. To receive full Program Fees email us as well at training@architect-us.com
Yes, of course. The participant can rely on Architect-US throughout their entire Internship / Training Program. At the beginning, you will be assigned a Personal Program Advisor that will guide you through the applications process and will reply to all your questions until you finish the whole Program. We make sure to help in all aspects, including providing an online Pre-Departure Orientation Session (covers important issues such as what to expect in the USA, how to open a bank account, how to apply for a Social Security number, etc.), including the new participants in a WhatsApp group in which to get support from other international J1s in the USA and helping the Intern / Trainee with filing tax returns through a Partnership with Taxback.com. Also, all participants share their recommendations and advice on the Architect-US Blog.
Architect-US offers the most competitive price on the market while providing participants with a first-class fast-track service. However, should you need financial support, please contact your bank for affordable options? Keep in mind that the stipend you will be receiving from your Host Company during your J1 program with us will cover the costs in up to three months.