How will you support exchange programs in 2020?

International exchange programs are good for Americans and great for America.

Exchange programs support U.S. diplomacy and national security, strengthen our economy and support American small businesses.

As 2020 rolls in, together let’s make sure the 116th Congress knows.

The threats to exchange programs over the past two years have been real.

But our advocacy efforts have been strong!

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1,000 Host Employers, Businesses, and Camps have joined the Americans for Cultural Exchange coalition.

That’s good! But it’s only 2% of all hosts.

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107 Members of Congress actively supported exchanges in 2017-18.

That’s good! But it’s only 20% of all Members.

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3 out of 4 exchange participants return home with a more positive view of America.

Work & Travel students, Interns, and Trainees contributed $1.2 billion to the U.S. economy.

90% of hosts said exchange visitors enhance their businesses.

72% of hosts strongly agree that exchange participants bring fresh ideas and innovative solutions to their businesses.

3 out of 4 exchange participants return home with a more positive view of America.

Work & Travel students, Interns, and Trainees contributed $1.2 billion to the U.S. economy.

To have strong and thriving international exchange programs in the future, we need to speak up!

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U.S. Department of State-Designated J-1 Visa Sponsor
Alliance for International Exchange
Exclusive partner of the Erasmus Student Network for J-1 Visa sponsorship of internships in the U.S.
European-American Chamber of Commerce New York
Generation Study Abroad
Global Ties U.S.
International Au Pair Association
WYSE Travel Confederation