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5th October 2020: Update on temporary ban on J1 Visas

A U.S judge has temporarily lifted the existing ban on J1 visas to the USA. U.S. District Judge Jeffrey White found that President Trump did not have the authority to issue the June 22nd proclamation that paused the issuance of several categories of J-1 visas, including Summer Work Travel, Camp Counselor, Intern and ...

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Important information for all participants who booked and paid for an interview at embassy but were unable to attend due to the COVID shutdown.

On September 21st 2021, the US Embassy confirmed that they were extending the validaity of the MRV Fee until December 31st 2021. This means if you booked and paid for your interview at your local embassy but subsequently had this cancelled due to ...

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There's a reason we've never offered flights as part of our programmes..

If 2020 has taught us anything, it's that you never know whats coming round that corner! This year has seen disruption to everybody's way of life - with the global pandemic impacting us all in ways we would have thought unimaginable. For us and our participants, the hit on global travel has been the ...

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July 14th 2020

The impact of the coronavirus and now the pause on various visas to the US by Donald Trump is huge. It has now been 4 months since international travel was suspended, with the effects of the virus on everybody's daily lives continuing.

At present, there is is still a ban on travel to the USA for non citizens and certain other (such ...

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Many of you have been asking if you can move your internship or trainee dates to 2021. In many cases you will be able to do so. If you would like information on how to do this, please email our team at and we'll be in touch with details.

A couple of things to note when moving dates to ...

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On Monday evening (22nd June), President Donald Trump announced an immediate ban on a large number of visa programmes to the USA - including most of the J1 programme. This ban is in place until December 31st 2020. You can see ...


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