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Guidelines for Administration of the U.S.-Austria Reciprocal Professional Development Program |

US and Austria sign reciprocal Professional Development and Cultural Exchange Program

The US Department of State has announced that the Government of the Republic of Austria and the Government of the United States recently signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) to launch a reciprocal professional development program. The new U.S.-Austria Professional Development and Cultural Exchange program, subject to renewal, will be valid for five years and became effective January 31, 2024. The program provides an exchange opportunity for students and recent graduates of Austrian-accredited post-secondary and dual/vocational education programs. Austrian exchange visitors will be placed for an internship or training experience at private companies and non-profit institutions in the United States. The maximum program duration is 12 months....

WYSE Travel Confederation: Growth and developments in the digital nomad market since COVID-19

As outlined in WYSE Travel Confederation’s New Horizons IV: A global study of the youth and student traveller, the rise of the digital nomad was already evident, even before the pandemic. In New Horizons IV we analysed the profile of those youth travellers who identified themselves as digital nomads, who we defined as “Travellers who use digital technologies to work and/or support a location-independent lifestyle.” At that time in 2017, digital nomads appeared as a small but interesting youth travel niche market. On the basis of our research we estimated that around 1.8 million youth travellers globally would identify themselves as digital nomads. Although this seemed like a small niche at the time, digital nomads are important because of the...

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Welcome to our new member – Internships Worldwide

At Internships Worldwide, our mission is to bridge the gap between academic learning and real-world professional experience by connecting students with valuable internship opportunities across many different industries.

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Upcoming Events


STAY WYSE Conference 2024 - Munich |
The World Youth and Student Travel Conference

24 – 27 September 2024


STAY WYSE Conference 2024 - Munich |
Hostel Conference

5 – 7 February 2024


STAY WYSE Conference 2024 - Munich |
WYSE Village
ITB Berlin

4-6 March 2025


WETM-IAC 2024 - Krakow, Poland
Work Experience Travel Market
& IAPA Annual Conference

16-18 March 2024