A trainee is someone who will receive training in any field of endeavor, other than graduate medical education or training, that is not available in the noncitizen’s home country. This classification is not intended for U.S. employment. It is designed to provide a noncitizen with job-related training for work that will ultimately be performed outside the United States.
A special education exchange visitor is someone who will participate in a special education exchange visitor training program that provides for practical training and experience in the education of children with physical, mental, or emotional disabilities. There is a numerical limit (or “cap”) on the number of H-3 special education exchange visitors. No more than 50 may be approved in a fiscal year. A petition requesting an H-3 “special education exchange visitor” must be filed by a facility which has professionally trained staff and a structured program for providing education to children with disabilities, and for providing training and hands-on experience to participants in the special education exchange visitor program.