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J-1 Exchanges: a Pillar in the U.S.-Mexico Relationship

Posted on Wednesday, January 7th, 2015 at 3:56 pm.

Assistant Secretary of State Evan Ryan and Undersecretary for North American Affairs for the Government of Mexico Sergio M. Alcocer Martinez de Castro signing the letter of intent.

Assistant Secretary of State Evan Ryan and Undersecretary for North American Affairs for the Government of Mexico Sergio M. Alcocer Martinez de Castro signing the letter of intent.

On January 5, Assistant Secretary of State Evan Ryan and Undersecretary for North American Affairs for the Government of Mexico Sergio M. Alcocer Martinez de Castro signed a letter of intent to formally create a U.S.-Mexico Internship Exchange.

Assistant Secretary Ryan and Mexico's North American Affairs Undersecretary Martinez de Castro clasp hands after signing the letter of intent.

Assistant Secretary Ryan and Mexico’s North American Affairs Undersecretary Martinez de Castro clasp hands after signing the letter of intent.

The signing formally established the intent to create a J-1 internship exchange program between the two governments and recognized the program as an opportunity to further strengthen the U.S.-Mexico bilateral relationship.

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About G. Kevin Saba

Acting Deputy Assistant Secretary for Private Sector Exchange

G. Kevin Saba

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.

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