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 the proclamation can be found here.
“Please note that this desicion does not affect Exchange Visitors currently in program.”
While extremely disappointed with this decision, we remain proud to be sponsors of these programs and believe more than ever in their value in fostering mutual understanding between cultures, providing life-changing experiences to individuals from around the world, and positively impacting host companies and communities around the U.S.
Exchange Visitor – Please note that this does not affect your current program here in the U.S.
Host Company – If you are currently hosting exchange visitors, they may continue with their programs.
Please continue to work with your local agency or with our Support Team regarding the status of your program and any concerns you may have at this time.
As we learn more we will share more.