The J-1 Culinary Student may study in the United States for up to 24 months. The J-1 Culinary Trainee may train in the U.S. for up to 18 months, and the J-1 Culinary Specialist has a maximum length of stay of one year to complete the program. You may consider the cultural exchange Q for a chef or some other options but these are not for resident status
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