December 07, 2011

Global Current 2011 Holiday Schedule

Dear Friends,

Please note that Global Current will be closed from Monday, December 26, 2011 through Tuesday, January 3, 2012.

We will re-open for business on Wednesday, January 4, 2012.

We kindly ask that you plan your J-1 sponsorship needs accordingly.

All of us at AIESEC United States & Global Current wish you a happy and healthy holiday season!

Thanks as always for your continued support.

Best Regards,
Jon Adler

November 30, 2011

J-1 Visa Sponsorship (Trainees and Interns)

Global Current (GC) still has plenty of DS-2019 forms available for sponsoring potential J-1 exchange visitors in the trainee and intern categories for the remainder of 2011.

FYI - GC does not assist foreign nationals in finding suitable training or internship opportunities within the U.S.

If you are a foreign national who has already been offered a training or internship opportunity in the U.S. and seek J-1 sponsorship, we may be able to help!

Please contact us at: +1 212 757 3774 (Extension: 240)

Jon Adler
Senior Program Manager

November 04, 2011

J-1 Program Changes?

As a J-1 program sponsor for J-1 trainee and intern visas, we have heard from an increasing number of companies that utilize the J-1 program regarding upcoming changes in 2012. We are often asked how any such changes will affect their use of foreign nationals for training or internships moving forward.

As of November 4, 2011, the U.S. Department of State has not announced or implemented any new changes to the J-1 trainee/intern programs for 2012. Any suggestions of future changes are strictly speculative at this point.

We do not have any insight into future changes that the U.S. Department of State will implement to the J-1 trainee/intern programs moving forward.

Rest assured that we have been following the developments in Washington very closely and will be sure to keep all interested parties in the loop through this blog.

As advocates of the J-1 program, we welcome the opportunity to discuss the program and how it benefits companies both big and small.

September 13, 2011

DS-2019s Available for Eligible J-1 Trainee/Intern Candidates

Global Current still has plenty of DS-2019 documents remaining for the 2011 calender year.

While other J-1 visa sponsors may run out of these forms, rest assured that Global Current will be able to handle your J-1 visa trainee/intern sponsorship needs for the foreseeable future!

August 16, 2011

We're Moving!

Dear Friends,

I hope that everyone is enjoying the summer season.

Please note that our office will be changing addresses as of September 1st 2011. Our new mailing address will be:

AIESEC United States/Global Current
11 Hanover Square
Suite 1700
New York, NY 10005

We are quite excited about moving into our new office space. If you have any questions please feel free to contact us.

Jon Adler

July 14, 2011

Sponsorship for Trainee & Intern Programs

If you represent a company interested in hosting a foreign national for a trainee or intern program in the United States we may be able to sponsor them for a J-1 visa.

As an intern, foreign nationals can come to the U.S. from anywhere between 3 weeks and 12 months to gain genuine office experience.

As a trainee, foreign nationals can come to the U.S., from anywhere between 3 weeks and 18 months to train in a wide variety of occupational skills.

Assuming the J-1 candidate is eligible for our sponsorship services, the whole process can take as short as 3 weeks.

All foreign nationals on J-1 trainee or intern programs are required to return to their home countries after their J-1 programs are complete.

Have questions? Contact us, we welcome all inquiries!

Jon Adler, Program Manager

June 28, 2011

Did You Know? - J-1 Trainee Requirements

Foreign nationals from all countries are eligible for a U.S. J-1 trainee visa if they:

a) Possess a foreign degree and 1+ year of relevant professional experience
b) In lieu of a degree, possess 5+ years of relevant professional experience

If you are a foreign national who has already secured a trainee opportunity here in the United States, we may be able to serve as your J-1 program visa sponsor.

Please feel free to e-mail us with any questions:

We welcome all inquiries!

Jon Adler, Program Manager

Does the J Visa Program Abuse American Workers?

There has been an increased amount of debate within the U.S. Government regarding the question as to whether the J-1 Visa Program abuses foreign students and American workers. A hearing within the House Subcommittee on Immigration and Enforcement will address this question at some point this Fall.

While there are certainly areas within the program that could be vastly improved upon, particularly the Summer Work/Travel program, it is our belief that the benefits of the program, such as promoting greater foreign understanding of the United States and our culture, far outweigh the disadvantages.

As an accredited J-1 visa sponsor for the trainee & intern categories, we work tirelessly to make sure that the foreign nationals that we sponsor are not coming to the U.S. to take employment positions from American workers. We also will only sponsor foreign nationals who wholeheartedly plan to return to their home countries once their training/intern programs are complete. We truly hope that other J-1 visa sponsors take the same approach.

What do you think of the J-1 program? How can it be improved? We welcome your feedback......

May 27, 2011

Memorial Day Holiday

Please note that Global Current will be closed on Monday, May 30th is observance of Memorial Day.

We will be back in the office on Tuesday, May 31st to answer any inquiries.

Have a great weekend!

May 16, 2011

Did You Know?

Global Current can sponsor foreign nationals from every foreign country for J-1 trainee and intern visas.

Through May 15, 2011, our organization has sponsored foreign nationals from 39 countries on 6 continents (sorry Antarctica). The program participants that we sponsor are spread throughout 27 U.S. states.

So rest assured, if you are a foreign national from Papau New Guinea that has obtained a trainee or intern opportunity in Idaho we can assist...assuming of course you are eligible!

April 28, 2011

J-1 Visa - Summer Internships

As many employers know, April and May are often the busiest months of the year for company HR departments as both American and international college students and recent graduates are searching for summer internship opportunities throughout the United States.

With J-1 intern exchange visitor visas, it is possible for most U.S. companies to serve as hosts for foreign nationals interested in coming to our country to learn and develop particular professional skills.

If a qualified foreign national has contacted your office with an inquiry regarding a summer internship.....and you are interested in having them come over, let us know! We may be able to serve as program sponsors for his/her visa and program.

Have questions? Give us a ring - (212) 757-3774 x240

Ask for Jon Adler, Program Manager

April 05, 2011

Spring J-1 Visa Sponsorship

Wow, March was a busy month! For most J-1 visa sponsors, this is the busiest time of year as companies begin to finalize their plans for hosting summer trainees and interns.

Even during this hectic period time, Global Current still processes all eligible applications within 48-hrs or less!

Impressed? Many of our customers are :) Give us a ring if you would like to know more.....

March 15, 2011

Japan Earthquake/Tsunami Relief Efforts

We at Global Current send our condolences to Japan in the light of the tragic earthquake/tsunami that devastated the country this past Friday.

As a J-1 visa sponsor that sponsors a large volume of Japanese J-1 Exchange Visitors, we have plenty of friends in Japan. We hope that our former Global Current professionals and the family and friends of those we currently sponsor are OK given the circumstances. We are truly shocked by the extent of the destruction caused by these recent disasters.

Should you have any interest in making a charitable donation to the disaster relief efforts in Japan, we recommend donating to the American Red Cross.....

March 04, 2011

Good news in the world of U.S. international exchange visitor programs.....

While the U.S. Government cut $4.1 billion from its operating budget to avoid a government shutdown, the budgets for the Department of State and international exchange programs have not been affected.

As a J-1 visa sponsor, we are quite relieved by this development. In our opinion, U.S. Exchange visitor programs are crucial to providing the international community with a better idea of what our country and diverse population are actually like.....

February 25, 2011

20 Countries and Counting.....

Global Current has already sponsored foreign nationals for J-1 trainee & intern visas from 20 different countries in 2011!

February 01, 2011

J-1 Trainee/Intern Quotas?

Despite the commonly held myth, there are NO QUOTAS for individual countries or host companies with J-1 trainee and intern visas.

January 03, 2011

Happy New Year!

Global Current is open for business for the 2011 calender year.

We look forward to assisting our existing friends and new customers with their J-1 visa sponsorship needs.