Between the Coronavirus pandemic and a presidential proclamation suspending travel on most J-1 Visas, exchange programmes in the United States are being negatively impacted. The international exchange community in the United States is fighting back. From demonstrating impact, involving new stakeholders in advocacy engagement, suing in federal court, and promoting a SaveJ1 social media campaign, Program Sponsors and associations are working to keep exchange programs alive. Most importantly, immigration policies are likely to be on many Americans’ minds when they vote in the US presidential and congressional elections on November 3rd. The election results will shape policies that impact exchange programmes for many years to come. Join Ilir Zherka, Executive Director of the Alliance for International Exchange, for a timely update on all these issues and more.
- Over 450 attendees from the global youth and student travel industry
- 150+ pre-selected buyers
- Pre-scheduled business appointments
- 92% senior management attendees
- Industry educational session