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Submit your questions now for DAS Robin Lerner

03 September 2013
3 Sep 2013 -

WYSE Work Abroad is pleased to announce the attendance of Robin Lerner, Deputy Assistant Secretary for Private Sector Exchange at the U.S. Department of State’s Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs at this year’s edition of WYSTC (17-20 September, Sydney, Australia).

Confirming WYSTC’s status as a major global forum for discussing the future of cultural exchange programmes in the U.S., DAS Robin Lerner, Deputy Assistant Secretary for Private Sector Exchange at the U.S. Department of State’s Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs has agreed to speak at the Special J-1 Visa Session to be held on Thursday 19 September at WYSTC. The session on J-1 visas has become a popular fixture for over ten years at the conference. Organised by WYSE Travel Confederation and its Sector Association WYSE Work Abroad, the session routinely brings together key players in the sector to discuss changes in regulation and business practice in constructive dialogue with the US Department of State.

The session takes on particular prominence this year.  A number of major State Department rule makings are in the works for J-1 exchanges and compliance enforcement continues to strengthen.

Put your questions to DAS Lerner

DAS Lerner’s attendance at WYSTC will offer a rare opportunity for agents and operators around the world to hear first hand from the U.S. government official who directly oversees the J-1 visa programme. In order to facilitate the discussion and ensure that we cover as broad a range of topics as possible, questions for DAS Lerner should be submitted in advance. Michael McCarry, Executive Director of the Alliance for International Educational and Cultural Exchange will be moderating this session and will put delegates’ questions to DAS Lerner.

For the benefit of all attending, questions should be general interest as DAS Lerner won’t be able to respond on specific cases.

To submit your questions for the session, please send an email to simona.dallera@wysetc.org
The deadline for submitting questions for the session will be 3pm CET on Friday 9 September 2013.