September 21, 2020

Although some exchange students are here in the U.S. for the 2020-2021 school year, most had to cancel or defer as exchange organizations and schools canceled Fall 2020 programs. But before those decisions were made, many host families and students had begun to make connections. Those connections are continuing, even though students are not physically

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August 19, 2020

It’s been a challenging few months for adults and students of all ages around the world. If you are a parent of school-aged children, we know you are probably tearing your hair out right now as your children start school, either in-person or at home. If you are a teacher, we know your summer has

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July 23, 2020

Almost four months ago, our exchange program (and others) sent hundreds of high school exchange students home early because of COVID-19. We all hoped for the best for Fall. We did a blog post asking ourselves and our readers if high school exchange students would be able to come this Fall. We thought about where

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July 16, 2020

It’s been a crazy week in the world of international education.The Bad NewsThe Trump administration’s policy announcement from June 23, 2020, regarding the suspension of international short-term work-related exchange programs remains in effect. The visas that are included in the suspension affects those covering internship, trainee, teacher, camp counselor, au pair, and summer work travel

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June 24, 2020

The White House issued an Executive Order this past Monday (June 22nd) suspending entry into the U.S. through the end of 2020 for anyone participating in a number of international short-term work-related exchange programs. While the EO does not directly affect high school exchange students, it is worth a quick review to understand what it

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