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Encounter Culture - December Regulations Highlight

Department of State Regulations Highlight: December 2013

Department of State

{62.8 (d) – General Program Requirements}

(1) “Offer or make available to exchange visitors a variety or appropriate cross-cultural activities. The extent and types of the cross-cultural activities shall be determined by the needs and interests of the particular category of exchange visitor. Sponsors will be responsible to determine the appropriate type and number of cross-cultural programs for their exchange visitors. The Department of State encourages sponsors to give their exchange visitors the broadest exposure to American society, culture and institutions; and”

(2) “Encourage exchange visitors to voluntarily participate in activities which are for the purpose of sharing the language, culture, or history of their home country with Americans, provided such activities do not delay the completion of the exchange visitors’ programs.”

Summer Work Travel Key Employer Responsibilities – As reference in {62.32 (o) 3- 4} “Sponsors may place participants only with host employers that agree to:”

(3) Notify sponsors promptly when participants arrive at the work sites to begin their programs; when there are any changes or deviations in the job placements during the participants’ programs; when participants are not meeting the requirements of their job placements; or when participants leave their positions ahead of their planned departures;

(4) Contact sponsors immediately in the event of any emergency involving participants or any situations that impact their health, safety, or welfare; and

Official Link: ELECTRONIC CODE OF FEDERAL REGULATIONS (Summer Work Travel)

Intern/Trainee Key Employer Responsibilities – As reference in {62.22 (h) 2-3} “Sponsors must ensure that:”

(2) Host organizations notify sponsors promptly of any concerns about, changes in, or deviations from T/IPPs during training and internship programs and contact sponsors immediately in the event of any emergency involving trainees or interns;

(3) Host organizations abide by all federal, state, and local occupational health and safety laws; and

(4) Host organizations abide by all program rules and regulations set forth by the sponsors, including the completion of all mandatory program evaluations.

Official Link: ELECTRONIC CODE OF FEDERAL REGULATIONS (Intern/Trainee)

 

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