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fact sheets & talking points

ohio businesses say J-1 Summer Work Travel Program Has Economic & Social Benefits

A survey done by the Ohio Travel Association indicates that the J-1 Summer Work Travel Program is well regarded by Ohio businesses, and vital to the state's seasonal economy.

study indicates positive impact of SWT

A study from the research firm Eureka Facts shows that the J-1  Summer Work Travel (SWT) program delivers significant diplomatic and economic benefits to the U.S.

  • SWT participants leave the program with more positive views of the United States.
  • The program keeps local, seasonal economies strong, meeting the unique needs of small, seasonal businesses.
  • Participants in the SWT program contributed $509 million to the U.S. economy in 2016 [see a state-by-state analysis] →

Legislation & Congressional Letters of Support

New Bill Protects J-1

The FY18 bill to fund the U.S. government includes a directive protecting the Exchange Visitor Program.

View Fact Sheet [PDF] →

Congressional letters

17 Senators and 33 Representatives sent support letters to the Secretary of State.

Read these and more below  

Governors letters

5 governors sent support letters to the President and Secretary of State.

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Business & association letters

Hundreds of businesses across the country, and their associations, sent support letters.

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Congressional Letters & Resolutions

  • 17 Senators Sign Letter in Support of Summer Work Travel (2017) [PDF] →
  • 33 Representatives Sign Letter in Support of Summer Work Travel (2017) [PDF] →
  • 27 Senators Submit Senate Resolution 357 in Support of International Exchange Programs (2017) [PDF] →
  • 12 Representatives Submit House Resolution 529 in Support of Exchange Visitor Program (2017) [PDF] → 
  • Sen. Jon Tester (MT) Letter in Support of Summer Work Travel (2017) [PDF] →
  • Rep. Scott Taylor (VA) Letter in Support of Summer Work Travel (2017) [PDF] →
  • Sen. Mark Warner (VA) Letter in Support of Summer Work Travel (2016)  [PDF] →
  • Rep. Scott Rigell (VA) Letter in Support of Summer Work Travel (2016) [PDF] →
  • 19 Representatives Sign Letter in Support of Summer Work Travel (2013) [PDF] →

Governors Letters

  • Gov. Larry Hogan (MD) Letter in Support of Summer Work Travel (2017) [PDF] → 
  • Gov. Paul LePage (ME) Letter in Support of Summer Work Travel (2017) [PDF] →
  • Gov. Matthew Mead (WY) Letter in Support of Summer Work Travel (2017) [PDF] →
  • Gov. Brian Sandoval (NV) Letter in Support of J-1 Exchange Visitor Program (2017) [PDF] → 
  • Gov. Christopher Sununu (NH) Letter in Support of J-1 Exchange Visitor Program (2017) [PDF] →

Business & Association Letters

  • 151 American Businesses Sign Letters to Congress in Support of
    J-1 Exchange Visitor Program (2018):
  • 20 American Business Associations Sign Letters to Congress in Support of J-1 Exchange Visitor Program (2018):
  • 32 American Business Associations Sign Letters to Administration in Support of J-1 Exchange Visitor Program (2017):
  • 28 California Businesses Sign Letter to Sen. Diane Feinstein (2017) [PDF] →
  • 38 Maine Businesses Sign Letter to Sen. Susan Collins (2017) 
    [PDF] →
  • 107 Maryland Businesses Sign Letter to MD State Senate in Support of J-1 Exchange Visitor Program and Against MD Senate Bill 526 (2018) [PDF] →
  • 48 Wisconsin Businesses Sign Letter to Sen. Ron Johnson (2017) [PDF] →