A Brief History of Two Years of Advocacy

As the exchange community fans out across the country to advocate during Exchange Week in the District, it’s worth taking a look back at all that’s happened over the past two years. Since the initial threat to the Department of State Exchange Visitor Program (EVP) reared its head, supporters of international exchange programs have done an incredible amount of work and made a huge impact.

Scroll through to see a brief history of two years of advocacy. And check this out to make your own plan to support exchanges in 2019. While all Exchange Visitor Programs remain unchanged and are operating full steam ahead, we have to remain active and vigilant in our advocacy efforts!

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Mark Overmann

After studying in France and teaching in China, Mark was hooked on cultural exchange. He's worked in the field of international education and exchange for 15 years, and is InterExchange's Vice President of External Affairs.

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