Envoy Conversations: The Future of International Student and Intern Mobility

August 26, 2020

The outbreak of COVID-19 has upended travel and mobility, and the education sector is no exception. Efforts to combat the virus have shuttered universities worldwide, with many still unable to open for in-person instruction for the Fall 2020 semester. This, along with immigration restrictions put in place that target international students, interns and trainees, have left many foreign nationals with an uncertain future in the U.S. These conditions could have a reverberating impact on the foreign talent pipeline and the broader U.S. workforce for years to come.

About This Event

Cultural Vistas CEO Jennifer will be joined by a panel that includes Melissa Torres, President & CEO at the Forum on Education Abroad, Ilir Zherka, Executive Director of the Alliance for International Exchange and Sarah Chua, a University Recruiting Manager at Coinbase. This dynamic group of panelists will discuss challenges that  employers must address now and in the future, to maintain their pipeline of talented interns and recent graduates, as well as strategies for keeping J-1 and F-1 holders in the U.S. Panelists will also examine the rise of virtual internships due to COVID-19 and their potential advantages, along with advocacy efforts in Congress on behalf of universities and their international student populations.

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