Take Action to Preserve the Summer Work Travel Program

PLEASE READ THIS IMPORTANT INFORMATION TO PROTECT YOUR BUSINESS. The Issue:   Planned or proposed changes under the Trump Administration’s “America First,” policy may substantially impact the Summer Work Travel Program. These changes could substantially reduce the number of J1 visas.   What does that mean to you?  Your business may not have access to the staff required to sustain and support …

Help Shortage is Harming Business

This past 4th of July holiday, hit a record for Cape Cod. The tiny New England vacation resort was packed to the gills. The trouble is, “The Cape” as insiders call it, couldn’t handle the onslaught of sun and fun-seeking tourists. Overtaxed highways, restaurants and hotels stretched many seasonal businesses well beyond their limits. The record number of vacationers also …

Summer Businesses Are In Trouble

An End to Summer Work Travel Programs Could End Seasonal and Summer Businesses Summer is here and you’ve probably got fun-filled vacation plans. Maybe you’re looking forward to going to the beach, vacationing at your favorite resort, dining out at great restaurants, taking the kids to water or amusement parks? So are thousands of American vacationers who are expecting fun, …

Happy Independence Day!

Enjoy Life, Liberty and the Pursuit of Happiness! Every red-blooded, flag-waving, country-loving American knows that The Fourth of July is a day of great historic and national significance. Independence Day is a federal holiday marked by joyful celebrations in rural towns and sprawling cities across the nation. Americans show their patriotism by adorning their homes with our national flag and …

Cultural Exchanges Creates Global Communities and Lasting Friendships

Global travel is an incredible experience, but traveling to a foreign country accompanied by 20 locals who happen to be friends, is one of the many gifts of cultural exchange! Gary Richards is a Sandusky, Ohio resident currently in Turkey, exploring the historic, beautiful and culturally-rich country with the many Turkish friends he met while participating in cultural exchange program …

Dog Days of Summer are Shorter and Sweeter at Alliance Abroad

Summertime is fun time and at Alliance Abroad we’re shortening the “dog days of summer.” Like our hometown city of Austin, we’re quirky, fun, creative, and friendly, and we absolutely LOVE our dogs.   So beginning with the “unofficial, official” start of the summer Memorial Day kick off, we implemented “Short/Short Bark Fridays.” What? From Memorial Day to Labor Day, we’ve …

Grand Hyatt Atlanta in Buckhead Goes Above and Beyond to Recruit the Very Best

Running a luxury hospitality brand isn’t easy. People are what make the experience, but finding the type of people who truly care about delivering a unique customer experience can be challenging.  That’s why at Grand Hyatt Atlanta in Buckhead, they search for people with a “heart for hospitality.” In an industry plagued by fierce competition and high employee turnover, recruiting …

Inspiring and Teaching Using Robotics

Wilmar Lee is a robotics fanatic and she’s passing her infectious passion to middle school students in Houston, Texas.  Wilmar is not from Texas, in fact, she’s not an American. She’s a Filipino citizen participating in a teacher exchange program.  Back home, on the other side of the world, Wilmar taught math, computer and MAPEH (Music, Art, PE, & Health) …

Fighting for the Future of Cultural Exchange

We Never Tire of Fighting for What’s Right – We Hope You Don’t Either! Exchange programs are under intense scrutiny by the new administration and we’re asking once again for your support.  The Trump administration want to ensure our national economy and security, which is why we believe in fighting for the future of cultural exchange. We also know how …