March 10, 2020
As COVID-19 (coronavirus) and related travel restrictions make headlines worldwide, I want you to know that we are tracking this issue closely. The health and safety of our Alliance Abroad exchange visitors, host companies, their employees, customers, and communities remain our highest priorities. We pledge to keep everyone swiftly informed of any changes to programs or program participation we must make.
Based on the U.S. Department of State and CDC statements, as well as other intelligence, we believe that the health risks to our participants and host companies remains low. After careful consideration, and in the absence of any specific change in conditions, we will continue to offer our Summer 2020 Work Travel programs as planned. Our exchange visitors are very much looking forward to their U.S. experience with our partner host companies and are actively arranging for Spring and Summer arrivals.
As an officially designated visa sponsor for over 30 years, Alliance Abroad enjoys strong professional relationships with international government agencies. We will continue to work closely with the Department of State, the World Health Organization and the CDC to monitor the situation, communicate health and safety updates and provide support to all program participants and their hosts.
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President of Alliance Abroad USA