Human Trafficking Awareness

InterExchange is a proud supporter of the U.S. Department of Homeland Security’s Blue Campaign and the global fight to end human trafficking.

Everyone has a role to play in combating human trafficking and you can help by recognizing potential indicators and reporting suspected cases of human trafficking.

Human Trafficking is Defined as the…

Act of
  • Harboring
  • Transporting
  • Providing
  • Obtaining
... a person for labor, services or commercial sex acts
by Means of
  • Force
  • Fraud
  • Coercion
for the Purpose of
  • Exploitation
  • Involuntary servitude
  • Peonage
  • Debt bondage
  • Slavery
... OR any conventional sex act involving a minor

Indicators of Human Trafficking:

Personal Documents

  • The person does not have access to their travel documents or identification papers, which restricts the individual’s freedom of movement and opportunity.


  • The person’s wages are being withheld.
  • The person is being paid a wage that is less than what was promised.


  • The person is threatened by an employer with deportation or arrest.


  • The person is coached on what to say to law enforcement or other officials, including the U.S. Department of State or their J-1 Visa sponsor.

Working & Living Conditions

  • The person is doing a different job than expected.
  • The person is deprived of satisfactory living conditions.

For more information and resources to help prevent human trafficking, please visit:

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U.S. Department of State-Designated J-1 Visa Sponsor
Alliance for International Exchange
The International Coalition for Global Education and Exchange
European-American Chamber of Commerce New York
Global Ties U.S.
International Au Pair Association
WYSE Travel Confederation