At our annual events WETM-IAC and WYSTC, we organise industry specific content for the working holiday and volunteering sector. The presenters either come from within our industry, or are by organisations providing relevant input and content to our industry.

WYSTC 2013

US J-1 Visa Update

j-1visaCreated by the U.S. Congress to foster international understanding, the Exchange Visitor Programme provides opportunities for highly educated foreign students and other participants to visit the United States for short-term exchanges designed to provide rich cultural interactions with American people and society while enhancing participants’ English and professional skills.

The special session on the J-1 visa programme has become a popular fixture for over ten years at the Work Experience Travel Market and IAPA Annual Conference (WETM-IAC).



Michael McCarryExecutive DirectorAlliance for International Educational and Cultural Exchange

Tuesday, 18 March – 11.15 – 12.15
Hyde Park Suite

Flipping Service Learning to Learning Service

daniela-headshotVolunteering Workshop

09:00 – 10:00, Tuesday, 18 March

Speaker: Daniela Papi, Founder, Learning Service

This session will focus on case studies, tips, and workshop activities to help participants consider ways we can improve the learning and positive impact of international volunteer programs. One of her goals through promoting the concept of “Learning Service” is to help operators examine their pre-departure material, in-country development education tools, program selection and matching process, as well as post-trip follow-up and consider if or how more learning and attitude shaping might be possible

To find out more on these seminars, the speakers and to view the full WYSTC 2013 seminar programme, please view the WYSTC Programme

If you have feedback on topics that we should address, or would like to be a presenter, please feel free to contact us.