International Visitor Program
International visitors can participate in a broad variety of educational, scientific, and cultural exchange programs hosted by the U.S. Forest Service and other USDA agencies. These exchange programs foster greater understanding, advance scientific exchanges and promote cooperation among cultures and countries.
The USFS International Visitor Program (IVP) team assists international government officials, researchers, specialists and students participating in short study tours, meetings, conferences, workshops, trainings, internships, ongoing research projects and technical consultations with U.S. Forest Service staff, USDA researchers, higher education institutions and hosting communities.
The U.S. Forest Service is an official sponsor of the U.S. Department of State Exchange Visitor Program and sponsors J-1 visas for educational and cultural exchanges for government visitors, research scholars, short-term scholars, specialists, interns and trainees.
How to Apply
Plan a Visit
Interested in an exchange program with USDA or the Forest Service?
Interested in hosting an international exchange visitor?
Interested in partnerships or the International Forestry Fellows Program?
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