COVID-19 Restrictions

by | Mar 18, 2020

The COVID-19 pandemic has created significant challenges for international exchange programs due to their heavy dependence on travel and people-to-people interactions. An estimated 6500 jobs and $303M were lost by these employers and others in related fields last year due to the pandemic. Overall, the BridgeUSA exchange community experienced $1.23 billion in financial fallout in 2020. Unfortunately, international exchange programs are still stymied by travel and other restrictions. If continued, the situation will be devastating to exchange employers and to the cultural exchange programs they run, which would in turn hurt the United States’ national security for years to come.

Please see the resources below for information on Alliance efforts, congressional engagement, and the latest updates from the White House and State Department.

 

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