To change status, you must be in valid status and meet all the requirements for the new status you seek.
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You should speak with an immigration attorney to discuss whether you are eligible to seek a J-1 status and if so, what requirements you need to fulfill to apply for a change of status.
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You should contact an immigration attorney, experienced with J1 visas for a detailed consultation and soon.
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