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J1 intern story: “Without my experience abroad, I wouldn’t have gotten my current job.”

Here’s another J1 intern story. Meet Kristina. Tell us a bit about yourself. Where are you from, what do you do for a living? I’m from Belarus, and I’m currently part of the communications team at the British Embassy in Minsk. Why did you decide to take part in the J1 training program? I was

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Happy host company in Los Angeles

Another letter from a happy host company in Los Angeles. Hi Chaya, Han has been with us since last Monday, 12/9/13 and she is adjusting well.  She is very independent and takes initiative.  Thank you for sending her our way! From the HR person at a large Attorney Organization in California  

Happy 2014!

Welcome to 2014, also known as the Year of the Wood Horse. This year, we resolve to take good care of those of you already training in the States. We are excited to meet new international candidates and continue to make great internships happen. Happy 2014 and best wishes from the IIUSA team!

American giving – 25 ways to get involved, give back and learn

Black Friday, Cyber Monday, eating, shopping… It’s so American to spend one’s free time being an uber-consumer. It’s a cultural experience that you must take part in at least once during your J1 internship program. But did you also know about American giving, the powerful spirit of volunteerism and the pay it forward culture of

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J1 intern story: “There’s more to learn after school”

Here’s another great J1 intern story. I was born and raised in Manila, Philippines. I graduated from an international business school with a Bachelor’s Degree in Entrepreneurship and started my own company. I put up a travel agency since travelling has been one of my passions in life. I have always been fascinated with other

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