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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May 18, 2020

Yesterday my trusty calendar reminded me about an event that would have taken place in another world … in the world as we knew it before Covid-19. I sat there for a minute staring at that popup on my laptop, remembering that world.In that other universe, we would have had our exchange student group “farewell”

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April 30, 2020

We have a different sort of post today, given our current lives.Placing Bets on the FutureWe’re all placing bets on the outcome of the COVID-19 pandemic … in our personal lives, our jobs, and our financial situations. We all want to know whether the emergency will fade away in a few months, or whether it

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