What is the difference between an Intern and Trainee?
The BACC offers both an intern and trainee J-1 Visa program. Both must be Belgian nationals, at least 18 years old and training with a company in the field of Management, Business, Commerce and Finance. Interns must be registered full-time at a university, college or superior school and have completed at least two years of study in a relevant field to the training or just graduated from such an institution no more than 12 months prior to their exchange visitor program start date. Interns may train in the U.S. for a maximum of twelve months. Trainees must have completed their studies with a university or superior school degree and have at least one year of professional work experience in a field relevant to the training. If trainees do not have a degree, they must have at least five years of professional work experience in a field relevant to the training. Trainees may train in the U.S. for a maximum of 18 months.