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Press Releases

Laine Cavanaugh
Thu, 09/07/2017 - 13:49

Shows Support for the J1’s Positive Impact on American Diplomatic, Business, & Tourism Efforts

Committee Also Approves $634 Million to Fund Educational and Cultural Affairs Programs

Laine Cavanaugh
Wed, 08/30/2017 - 09:15

Impact on American Business, Tourism and Diplomacy Devastating; New Study Shows Program Strengthens U.S. Economy

Laine Cavanaugh
Tue, 08/29/2017 - 11:32

ROCKVILLE, MD., August 28, 2017 – The Alliance for International Exchange, an association of cultural exchange agencies, asked EurekaFacts to find just that. The Summer Work Travel program—one of five programs included in the J1 Visitor Exchange Program—brings more than 100,000 college students from 100 countries to the United States during their summer break. These students typically work at amusement parks, ski destinations and hospitality small businesses during their peak seasons.

Opinion Pieces

Thu, 07/20/2017 - 11:10

As published in the HuffPost on July 20, 2017.

Mon, 04/10/2017 - 14:41

As published by The Hill on 4/03/2017

Fri, 03/31/2017 - 16:05

March 28, 2017


Dear Editor:

POLITICO’s coverage of the Au Pair Program (“They Think We Are Slaves,” March 27) was surprisingly one-sided. While any report of an au pair having a less than positive stay in America is troubling, one would get the impression from your story that this is the rule rather than the exception.