Steps to Apply

Review Program and Fees here

Review J-1 Visa Eligibility here and here

Find answers to common questions here

Review sample U.S. Hosts here

Ready to Apply? Register for our site here

Submit your Steward Application here

…the waiting begins! IF you apply independently (i.e. without being nominated by one of these trusted global representatives in our current partner countries) and IF MESA wants to move forward with your application, MESA will email you within one month to pay your $75 fee to schedule an online interview with our staff.

If you don’t hear from us after one month, you are welcome to email <lauren at mesaprogram dot org> to inquire about your application.