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IAESTE Interns Help Carnegie Mellon Lab Win National Public Safety Challenge

The benefits of international exchange extend way beyond building strong cultural ties. In the science and technology industry, there are exceptional benefits of hosting experienced international interns. Senior Systems Scientist Dr. Yang Cai is a strong advocate for hosting international interns. He has been welcoming International Association for the Exchange of Students for Technical Experience (IAESTE) participants into his lab at Carnegie Mellon University (CMU) for the past decade.

From Intern to Professional: Reflecting on My U.S. Exchange Experience with Siemens Healthineers

Once a year, go someplace you’ve never been before. – Dalai Lama Most experienced travelers, including the Dalai Lama, know that there is something special about traveling to places you haven’t seen before, but that doesn’t mean that you should set out on your J-1 Visa adventure unprepared. Given the opportunity to remark on my yearlong U.S. internship at Siemens Healthineers, I feel eager to share some of the untold survival skills and benefits that have not only made my international exchange experience great, but permanently changed my approach to my profession and career.

How to Teach in the USA on Any Budget

Unanticipated expenses while traveling abroad in any country can lead to a cloud of financial gloom hanging over you regardless of weather. In the case of teaching in a country with a particularly high cost of living like the U.S., being financially aware and making a realistic budget before your trip is one of the best ways to avoid unnecessary stress during your exchange experience. As a longtime J-1 Visa sponsor, we at Cultural Vistas are experts at helping people budget for U.S.-based exchange programs like Teach USA. Before you go to teach in the U.S., take a lesson from…

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International Teachers Leave Their Mark on American Schools Thanks to J-1 Visa

Even after a teacher has taught countless students and memorized their subject matter and lesson plans by heart, there are still many ways to grow within their profession. Taking on the challenge of participating in an international teacher exchange program at a host school abroad is the perfect opportunity for teachers to develop professionally beyond what is sometimes possible in their home countries. Foreign teachers in the United States enjoy a number of benefits to their professional development thanks to the Teach USA program and the J-1 Visa for teachers, which allows them the opportunity to earn salaries in full-time…

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Kuwaiti Women in STEM Complete Internships in the Windy City

Global perspective is part of the fabric of engineering and architecture design consulting firm EXP. The company has over 110 office locations across the U.S. and Canada employing people from all around the world. In addition to their penchant for hiring top global talent, EXP helps grow the careers of those just starting out in the field in its role as a host company of the J-1 Exchange Visitor Program. Since 2011, EXP has had a special relationship with the next generation of professionals from Kuwait as a host for the Kuwait Fund for Arab Economic Development, which leads a professional…

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