ERIC Number: ED334889
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1990-Nov
Reference Count: N/A
The Exchange Visitor Program: Options for Review and Revision. A Position Paper Prepared by NAFSA: Association of International Educators for the Task Force on Regulatory Reform, United States Information Agency.
National Association for Foreign Student Affairs, Washington, DC.
This position paper addresses four general areas of concern relating to the Exchange Visitor Program (EVP) and discusses specific proposals and related foreign policy implications. The areas of concern are as follows: (1) the role of the Immigration and Naturalization Service in EVP; (2) the relationship between the United States Information Service (USIA) and the individual designated EVPs; (3) various exchange visitor employment issues such as compensation and employment benefits; and (4) data management requirements involving the EVP. Following a discussion of each of these areas a "proposal," or suggestion for action is given, and foreign policy implications are summarized. Additional recommendations discussed concern who is eligible for EVP sponsorship; access to practical training opportunities for exchange students; length of stay in the professor/research scholar category; the removal of the 3-week minimum limit for sponsorship; the combining of the two EVP categories of professor and research scholar/specialist; and the incorporation of all professional trainees, except foreign medical graduates engaged in graduate medical education or training, into the trainee category. A copy of the USIA Guidelines for Employment of Exchange Visitor Scholars is appended. (GLR)
Descriptors: Classification, Foreign Students, Higher Education, Information Management, International Educational Exchange, Policy Formation, Position Papers, Student Employment, Student Exchange Programs, Student Financial Aid
NAFSA, Association of International Educators, 1875 Connecticut Avenue, N.W., Suite 1000, Washington, DC 20009-5728 ($6.00 plus shipping/handling).
Publication Type: Reports - General; Opinion Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: National Association for Foreign Student Affairs, Washington, DC.