November 22, 2010

Happy Thanksgiving!

Please note that Global Current will be closed on both Thursday, November 25th and Friday, November 26th in observance of Thanksgiving.

We wish everyone a safe and happy Thanksgiving! Save us some leftovers :)

Global Current

Record Number of International Students

This past week the Institute of International Education (IIE)released their important "Open Doors 2010" report. The 2010 report revealed that a record high number of 690,923 international students studied in the United States during the 2009/2010 academic year, a 3 per cent increase over the previous year.

We at Global Current have also seen a steady increase in the number of international exchange visitors on J-1 visa trainee and intern programs. The biggest growth we have seen is from emerging economies such as China and India.

Both of these figures reflect a continued global recognition that both the U.S. educational system and business community remain amongst the best in the world.

November 18, 2010

U.S.Department of State Launches Social Networking Site

The U.S. Department of State's Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs recently launched its own ambitious social networking portal for exchange program alumni, ExchangesConnect. All users are now able to browse groups, discussions, photos, videos, and more!

Check it out if you have some free time. It is a great resource for recent, current, and potential exchange visitors coming to the U.S......

November 08, 2010

GC will be closed on Thursday, November 11th

Global Current will be closed this upcoming Thursday, November 11th in observance of National Veterans Day. We will reopen on Friday, November 12th.

45 Countries and Counting.....

As of November 1st this year, Global Current has sponsored foreign nationals from 45 countries! We are quite excited by this number as it demonstrates the truly global reach our organization has reached in our attempts to increase international understanding between the U.S. and international community.

November 03, 2010

What professional categories does GC not sponsor programs in?

Every J-1 visa sponsorship organization is allowed to sponsor programs in certain professional areas and each has limits on what they can and cannot sponsor according to U.S. Department of State program regulations. Global Current is no exception.

Thankfully, Global Current has permission to sponsor programs in most professional categories with the notable exception of those in the hospitality and medical sectors.....If you have a question on whether or not our organization can sponsor your program please feel free to contact us!

J-1 Visa Sponsorship for Trainees and Interns - 48 HR Processing!

While many other J-1 visa sponsors have used their entire 2010 DS-2019 allotments, Global Current still has a significant supply of remaining forms available to sponsor eligible J-1 Trainee or Intern programs.

If you have already secured a trainee opportunity or internship in the U.S. and seek J-1 visa sponsorship, we would love to hear from you. We process all applications received within 48-hrs! For more information please contact me at: