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US Department of State Oversight of Exchange Visitor Health, Safety, and Welfare

Friday, 23 September | 07:50 – 08:50 | Open to Agents and Sponsors


James Alexander, Branch Chief, Office of Private Sector Exchange Administration, Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs, US Department of State

This session introduces the Office of Private Sector Exchange Administration. Formed in 2013, the Office of Private Sector Exchange focuses on the quality of exchange visitor (EV) programs through monitoring EV programs, responding/resolving incidents involving, and complaints from, EVs, and working with stakeholders to improve the EV experience overall. An overview of the office will be offered during this session, describing its general functions, before opening the floor to questions from attendees.