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Robin Lerner from US Department of State and Carl Michel from Generator Hostels to present seminars at WYSTC 2014

28 May 2014
28 May 2014 -

With only three days left to benefit from our WYSTC 2014 early bird rates, we would like to introduce more of our seminar sessions and the speakers who will lead our educational programme:

J-1 visa programme


If you are a sending and/or receiving agent running exchange programmes in the US, then you will be interested hear that we are running two J-1 visa programme sessions at WYSTC 2014.

We are delighted to be welcoming back representatives from the US Department of State’s Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs and Alliance for International Educational and Cultural Exchange, who will once again host the informative sessions on this popular programme:

Robin Lerner

Update on the J-1 visa programme

Robin Lerner, Deputy Assistant Secretary for Private Sector Exchange, US Department of State’s Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs

Don’t miss this insightful session led by Robin Lerner, who oversees the Exchange Visitor (J-1 Visa) Programme for the United States of America, which annually brings some 300,000 foreign citizens to the country to study, build skills and teach.

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The J-1 visa programme

Michael McCarry

Michael McCarry, Executive Director of the Alliance for International Educational and Cultural Exchange

The special session has become a popular fixture at WYSTC for over ten years. Organised by WYSE Travel Confederation and sector association WYSE Work and Volunteer Abroad, Michael McCarry will discuss any updates and changes in regulation and business practice in relation to the J-1 visa programme.

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Keeping your consumer close

Carl Michel

Carl Michel, Executive Chairman of Generator Hostels

Staying close to your customer has always been critical. But with so many channels to go on and with ever more powerful intermediaries trying to grab hold of relationships, how can businesses develop a consumer dialogue and encourage two-way engagement?

Carl Michel will lead this session which seeks to look at a variety of marketing tools and understand how the impact of mobile technology and new channels will both challenge and shape relationships with consumers.

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Click here to view our full educational programme

Host a workshop

Share your expertise and raise your profile in this lucrative industry!

If you consider yourself to be an expert on a topic of interest to the youth and student travel market, and would you be up for addressing up to 650 delegates at WYSTC 2014, why not put yourself forward to host a workshop at WYSTC 2014?

Click here to register your interest and we will be in touch shortly to discuss further.