I have a B1/B2 visa and was wondering
Q1) if I can use that to attend a bootcamp training in USA.
The training is for 3 months and am also planning to tour around for 2 to 3 weeks.
The answer in this post quotes this:
Participating in a training program that is not designed primarily to provide employment. Will receive no payment or income from a U.S. based company/entity, other than an expense allowance or expense reimbursement related to traveler’s stay.
Q2. How do I explain to the officer at port of entry that this training doesn't give me employment?
Also, I have higher priorities back at home - more specifically my old age parents, so I can't afford to spend long time away from my home.
Moreover I am paying for this training and also for food & living expenses. I am not getting any stipend or any sort of payment. I am taking this training on my own interest and am not employed anywhere.