I am an Indian citizen who plans to go to US on a J1 visa to teach and do research in a US university. I expect to be in USA for about five months. I will be filing taxes as a Nonresident Alien. According to the 1989 tax treaty between India and USA (article 21(2)), "students and business apprentices" from India will be eligible for standard deductions and exemptions for dependents.
My question is: will I be considered a business apprentice?
Thanks for any help.