At our annual events WETM-IAC and WYSTC, we organise industry specific content for the working holiday and volunteering sector. The presenters either come from within our industry, or are by organisations providing relevant input and content to our industry.
US J-1 Visa Update
Created by the U.S. Congress to foster international understanding, the Exchange Visitor Programme provides opportunities for highly educated foreign students and other participants to visit the United States for short-term exchanges designed to provide rich cultural interactions with American people and society while enhancing participants’ English and professional skills.
The special session on the J-1 visa programme has become a popular fixture for over ten years at the Work Experience Travel Market and IAPA Annual Conference (WETM-IAC).
Michael McCarry, Executive Director, Alliance for International Educational and Cultural Exchange
Tuesday, 18 March – 11.15 – 12.15
Hyde Park Suite
Flipping Service Learning to Learning Service
09:00 – 10:00, Tuesday, 18 March
This session will focus on case studies, tips, and workshop activities to help participants consider ways we can improve the learning and positive impact of international volunteer programs. One of her goals through promoting the concept of “Learning Service” is to help operators examine their pre-departure material, in-country development education tools, program selection and matching process, as well as post-trip follow-up and consider if or how more learning and attitude shaping might be possible
To find out more on these seminars, the speakers and to view the full WYSTC 2013 seminar programme, please view the WYSTC Programme
If you have feedback on topics that we should address, or would like to be a presenter, please feel free to contact us.