Assistant Secretary of Educational and Cultural Affairs Marie Royce writes in a powerful testament to the value of international exchange programs, published in this month’s issue of the Foreign Service Journal:
“We expand economic prosperity by increasing the capability of Americans to operate internationally and furthering the reach of U.S. businesses and institutions. Acquiring the skills to work in the global economy is enhanced through foreign language learning and exposure to foreign cultures and professional opportunities abroad.”
CIEE is proud to facilitate such exchanges as a U.S. State Department designated J-1 visa sponsor, enabling international connections in 136 countries and welcoming exchange visitors from high school students through experienced professionals. We commend the Assistant Secretary’s recognition of the many ways exchange programs benefit Americans and exchange visitors alike.
Read the full article here.