Information for the current participants
Our inbound program brings about 400 J1 Interns and Trainees from over 50 countries every year. Trainees in the field of Management are allowed to stay for 12 months plus an optional 6 months extension (if you qualify). All other programs are limited to 12 month maximum. After the program ends, every participant can stay in the USA for up to 30 days more on a grace period. During the grace period participants are not allowed to receive any kind of compensation; that time is for travel only. Participants may not re-enter the USA during their grace period on the same visa.
The outbound program prepares US agricultural students for internships in chosen countries abroad for up to 18 months. Students from outside of Ohio are also welcome to apply.
1/19/2013 - We are working on the OFA Experience for you again. See some information in your orientation booklet and on this new page OFA Experience