The Student and Exchange Visitor Information System (SEVIS) electronically collects and maintains important information about international students and exchange visitors while in the U.S. Information collected includes biographical details, U.S. worksite address, and U.S. home address. This system is managed by the Department of Homeland Security.

It is a mandatory requirement of your program participation that you register your details in SEVIS.

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GEC sponsors eligible students from abroad to participate in cultural exchange programs throughout the U.S.

Our programs promote cross-cultural opportunities between the people of the United States and the people of other countries by sharing culture, diverse backgrounds and mutual understanding through temporary work along with travel opportunities at the end of the program. Participants deeply impact the lives of the Americans they encounter and gain an experience of a lifetime by immersing themselves into the American workplace and community. Through these programs, participants return home to share their experiences with family, friends, university staff and future employers.

The J-1 Summer Work Travel program offers a cultural opportunity for eligible students to visit the U.S. during their university academic summer break to experience American culture firsthand. The work component is seasonal and temporary work with approved vetted employers. Participation in the program is for a maximum period of up to 4 months depending on the university's academic break schedule. Following completion of the program, students are allowed up to 30 days of travel to enjoy the sites in the U.S. and prepare to return home.  

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