I am a 26 years old student from France and am trying to find a quick way to change my status from F1 to J1 without having to go back to my country, which is possible with the I-539 from but I also need the DS-2019 to complete my form and I don't know where I can find it and how long it takes to change status.
I found a job on the same field that I used to study and work in France which is Upholstery Decoration. I had a 2 years degree years ago on this field and 3 years of professional experience and now I am very interested to know how this kind of business is manage in the United State for a future purpose, so I'm wondering if I am eligible for a j1 visa trainee or specialist? But I only have 1 month to figure this out because if I don't get a j1 visa I have to start school August 27!
thank you for your time