About the Program

Visa Information

Participants are responsible for obtaining any visas necessary for attending the Program on Judicial Reform in Latin America and the United States. As this is a professional development program, participants should request a B-1 visa when applying for entry into the United States. To obtain a B-1 visa, participants need the following documents:

  • Valid passport
  • Financial documents showing the participant's ability to cover financial expenses during the duration of the program. The appropriate documents that prove financial ability are bank statements or proof of any scholarships.
  • Official letter of acceptance
  • Application (provided at the U.S. embassy or consulate)
  • Supporting documents that provide proof of residence abroad and intent to return, such as statements regarding family ties, property, or a job in the home country

Please be sure to indicate your Visa requirement needs when registering. Visit the U.S. Department of State's website for information on the Visa process and the Visa Waiver Program: http://travel.state.gov/visa/temp/types/types_1265.html.

Please Note: Due to new laws put into place since 2003, all visitors are required to interview with an immigration officer. Because visa issuance may take up to 6 months, participants should contact the U.S. consulate in their home countries as soon as possible.


The program cost includes all course materials, transportation to and from organized visits, and all catered events.

Full Two Week Program Option

Two Weeks w/ no housing included - $3,000

One Week Program Option

One Week w/ no housing included - $2,000


For further information, please e-mail: judicialreform@wcl.american.edu

Judicial Reform Summer Program
Washington College of Law
American University
4801 Massachusetts Avenue, NW, Suite 366
Washington, D.C., 20016