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IT IS ONLY ABOUT FEARS… AND HOW WE OVERCOME THEM.

July 10, 2020More than 300,000 exchange visitors come to the United States on privately funded programs each year to experience American culture and society. They come from different corners of the world ...
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Temporary Pause on Exchange Programs

Yesterday President Trump announced via Executive Order the temporary suspension of multiple J-1 programs including Summer Work Travel, Intern, Trainee, KoreaWEST and Teacher Exchange through December 31, 2020.   Details of...
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I AM AN IMMIGRANT

June 23, 2020After hearing the news of the Presidential Proclamation, that suspends certain categories of the J-1 Exchange Visitor Program, our COO James Bell, wanted to share a very personal...
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Program by Program update amidst COVID-19 + FAQs

May 27, 2020Recently the U.S. Department of State announced a continued pause on all federally funded exchange programs due to the State Department Global Level 4 Health Advisory. This announcement...
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Cautiously optimistic. Update about the summer ahead

April 28, 2020Alliance Abroad is still heavily involved in supporting the health, safety and welfare of all of our exchange visitors still in the United States. While our focus continues to...
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The Alliance Abroad Community and COVID-19

March 10, 2020As 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...
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Why Should I Work Abroad in Australia?

So you’ve been thinking about a work abroad program and you keep hearing about Australia.  It’s so cool.  It’s so big.  Awesome beaches.  Awesome people.  Non-stop party.  Culture.  Driving on the wrong side...
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Shouting at the Pub

In Australia, pubs are a thing.  You’ll be in one at some point, even if you don’t drink alcohol.  They are the center of the community and an important part of the...
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The Australian Fashion Police at Work and Play

Some days you just aren’t feeling it.  The suit and tie, the heels and skirt, the uniform that regardless of gender we all have to shrug on in order to go...
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Tips for Surviving a Work and Travel Program in Australia

Australia is a great place to work, and it may be the best place in the world to live – at least according to the Aussies.  Outgoing, adventurous, and fun, Australians are...
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