WYSTC 2013 Welcomes U.S. Government Official for Talks on US Cultural Exchange Programmes

WYSE Travel Confederation is pleased to announce the attendance of Robin Lerner, Deputy Assistant Secretary for Private Sector Exchange at the U.S. Department of State’s Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs at this year’s edition of WYSTC. Confirming WYSTC’s status as a major global forum for discussing the future of cultural exchange programmes in the U.S., […]

J-1 Visa Update

Dear Colleagues, Please find below a recent update on the J-1 Visa situation from Michael McCarry, the Executive Director of the Alliance for International Education and Cultural Exchange. On behalf of the WYSE Travel Confederation and it’s membership, I would like to thank the Alliance, Michael and our other industry partners for speaking out against the […]

The Economic and Social Value of the US J-1 Visa Programme

Faced with changes to US immigration legislation that could threaten educational and cultural exchanges in the country, WYSE Travel Confederation presents its own research which shows the major social and economic benefits that such exchanges bring to communities across the US every year. Last week we expressed our grave concern that the US may be turning its […]