It is important to keep in mind that the primary purpose for a J-1 visa and for the ICD program itself is to engage in cultural exchange while obtaining professional experience that is sure to help you build your resume and provide an impressive foundation for future employment opportunities. That being said, all ICD clients are encouraged to make the most of the program experience, using it to develop and demonstrate their skills and knowledge. In some cases, this may result in the host organization extending an offer for permanent, full-time employment at the conclusion of the program.