Purpose: To foster mutual understanding between the people of the United States and other countries through educational and cultural exchanges. Exchanges visitors are expected to return to their home country upon completion of their program in order to share their experiences with their home country.
Regulations: The Exchange Visitor regulations are set forth at 22 Code of Federal Register (CFR) Part 62. The regulations implement the Mutual Educational and Cultural Exchange Act of 1961, as amended, Public Law 87-256, 22 U.S.C. 2451, et seq. (1988).