March 23, 2010

Summer Internship Rate!

Global Current would like to inform all interested persons that we are once again offering a special Summer Internship Rate for eligible candidates who have already secured internships with host companies in the U.S. Our rate includes Global Current sponsorship for your J-1 intern visa and payment of your SEVIS fee. Mandatory health insurance is not included. This rate only applies for internships. Traineeships are not eligible for this promotion.

*A summer intern is a student that participates in an internship of no more than 4 months during summer vacation from their home university. Upon completion of their internship program, participants return to their foreign university to complete a degree. For more information about this special promotion please contact us.

Jon Adler
Program Manager
Global Current
Phone: (212) 757-3774 x240

March 17, 2010

Over 30 Countries and Counting......

Did you know that Global Current has already sponsored professionals from over 30 countries in 2010 !!!

Travel Promotion Act Signed into Law

On March 4th, President Obama signed into law the Travel Promotion Act of 2009. The law will require a $10 fee to be levied on visitors to the United States from 35 European and Asian visa- waiver countries that do not pay $131 for a U.S. visa and are staying fewer than 90 days in the US. The fee will cover a traveler for two years and could produce as much as $100-200 million a year to help fund a corporation to promote the United States as a tourist destination. A further goal of the program is to educate travelers on U.S security procedures.

While this legislation will not affect any participants on J-1 Programs, it will affect those visiting them in the U.S. during their programs, including friends and family. It is expected that this fee will begin to be charged by the end of the year.