Join the Host Employer National action Committee

Applications due Monday, February 8, 2019

The Americans for Cultural Exchange coalition is kicking off the near year by forming a Host Employer National Action Committee. We invite businesses that host Exchange Visitor Program participants to apply to join the committee and take a leadership role in advocating for international cultural exchange programs. Committee members will have the opportunity to protect and promote an exchange program you care deeply about, be a leader in making American host communities’ voices heard on Capitol Hill, and collaborate with like-minded representatives of the business community across the U.S.

Application Criteria:

  • Be or Become a Member of Americans for Cultural Exchange

  • Be a Host Employer of Exchange Visitor Program participants

  • Have some combination of:

    • Demonstrated support for the program (e.g., posted in support of the program on social media, organized an event for participants)

    • Leadership in your community

    • Advocacy experience with the Exchange Visitor Program or otherwise

  • Be willing to commit 5 hours to the effort each month.

In 2019, members of the Host Employer National Action Committee can expect to focus on:

  • Being a public advocate for the Exchange Visitor Program, especially the Summer Work Travel and Camp Counselor categories.

  • Setting the strategy and direction for the Committee’s activities and for Americans for Cultural Exchange.

  • Increasing membership in Americans for Cultural Exchange.

  • Engaging with Members of Congress, state and local leadership to communicate the positive impact of the Exchange Visitor Program in your community.

Apply today to join the Host Employer National Action Committee! Applications due February 8