According to the current status, program starts for the USA are possible from 01.01.2021 at the earliest. The J1 programs for the categories Au pair, Work & Travel, Internship, Training and CampCounselor were suspended on 22.6.2020 until the end of the year (with a potential correction within 30 days of the effective date of the proclamation and every 60 days thereafter while the proclamation is in effect). From our side, we are happy to make it possible to postpone the start of the program to 2021 under the current contractual conditions.
However, if you are already in possession of a valid J1 visa, you could enter the USA as soon as the entry ban is lifted by the U.S. government. Please be aware that this would have to be done before the expiration date on your visa. You must also make sure that the DS-2019 form contains your current program information, if not, you should apply for a new DS-2019 form with us. Please contact your Program Coordinator for information on how to obtain a new DS-2019 Form.