International citizens must apply for a visa to be in the U.S.A. for more than 90 days. Because all members of The Young Americans are volunteers and because international members are not eligible to attend our College, work visas and student visas do not apply. Section 101(a)(15)(B) of the Immigration and Nationality Act states:
an alien (other than one coming for the purpose of study or of performing skilled or unskilled labor or as a representative of foreign press, radio, film, or other foreign information media coming to engage in such vocation) having a residence in a foreign country which he has no intention of abandoning and who is visiting the United States temporarily for business or temporarily for pleasure.The Department of State’s regulations at 9 FAM 41.31 N13 define pleasure to include “tourism or family visits, medical reasons, participation in social events, armed forces dependents, dependents of crewmen, short courses of study, and amateur entertainers and athletes.”
This means that international members of The Young Americans must use the B-2 Visitor’s Visa to train in the U.S.A. as an amateur entertainer. The Young Americans will provide a letter of invitation with important details regarding your training such as your expected arrival and completion dates, your financial independence, and the purpose of our training program.