Today we are going to you watch a big safety demonstration on the beach in Ocean City.
And the reason this is exciting for me is because this is a time when all communities coming together to make sure the students know how to be safe. They’re gonna talk about bike safety about beach safety about vacuation in a case that hurricane or a major storm.
This is something Ocean City takes very seriously and I really wanted to see it first hand.
Through my visits I’m seeing that this the true cultural experience, not just for our students but for the communities that they are being hosted in.
I’m seeing just smile and talking and comparing their culture with our culture and our culture their culture.
And I’m just seen friendships is being made right in front of my eyes.
From the host employers who plan and prepare for their arrival to the members of the community who just think its neat to have foreign students and who think, “Wow I really want them to learn a little something about this community before they go.”
I am seeing that when you bring foreign students into a community into our own backyard really wonderful things happening. My colleagues and I will be out on the road for the whole summer so I would love it if you join and follow me and my travels. And you can follow me on J-1 Visa.State.gov/routej1.
It is so much fun, so please join me.
|About G. Kevin Saba|
Acting Deputy Assistant Secretary for Private Sector Exchange
G. Kevin Saba serves as Acting Deputy Assistant Secretary for Private Sector Exchange at the U.S. Department of State's Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs (ECA). In this capacity, he oversees the Exchange Visitor Program, which brings around 300,000 foreign citizens to the United States annually to teach, study, and build skills. He is the Director for the Policy and Program Support Division in ECA’s Office of Private Sector Exchange.Read More
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