26 12, 2017

What a Wonderful Year!

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t’s been a wonderful year for all of us at Alliance Abroad thanks to our incredible network of employees, partners, participants and host employers.   Although we faced some tough headwinds from proposed changes to J-1 visa programs, we banned together as a cultural exchange community. United in our support of exchange programs, we’ve shared [...]

15 12, 2017

A Holiday Party Poem – Celebrating the Spirit of the Season!

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The holidays are a time to celebrate time-honored traditions and gather with family and friends but for thousands of international exchange students, it won’t be possible.  Our founder, Victoria Lynden, reminded us that for many of our J-1 participants, it’s the first time many of them will be very far away from families and [...]

27 11, 2017

Good Samaritans: Helping Hands During Hurricane Harvey

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When Hurricane Harvey hit Houston, Kush Sutaria, a J-1 intern student, was on a sales call in San Antonio, fortunately out of the fury of the storm’s eye.  As it turns out, being in San Antonio proved fortuitous in other ways. Kush was exactly in the right place to [...]

15 08, 2017

A Hay Day at J-Day!

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Coming together to eat, play and give. They came together to eat, play and give.  They came from all over the world and gathered all over the country. Thousands of foreign students working in the U.S. during their summer breaks, celebrated “J-Day” in communities across the country. Though the annual events and activities were [...]

14 08, 2017

Once in a Lifetime Experiences

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Life-defining moments are always unforgettable.  For Vanja Dokic, a third year hospitality and tourism student, that pivotal moment happened almost a year ago. The decision to volunteer at the annual World Youth Student Travel Conference (WYSTC) last year in his hometown of Belgrade, Serbia, determined his destiny.  After seven days at the conference, interacting [...]