Exchange Visitor Program – students, interns, au pairs, and research scholars – will volunteer at the TCS New York City Marathon, the world’s largest marathon.
“The NYC Marathon initiative gives Exchange Visitors the chance to experience volunteerism, American style.” Saba said. Americans have learned that when they unite they can accomplish great things. Volunteerism is a way to unite with others in performing a common good that has the power to potentially transform society. We hope that in some way this experience contributes to our Exchange Visitors time in America while giving them a taste of the impact volunteerism can have on themselves, their community, their country and society writ large.”
“The TCS New York City Marathon is the world’s largest and most diverse marathon in the world, and no group better demonstrates the global impact of the event like the Exchange Visitor Program participants,” said Jim Heim, senior vice president of event development and production at NYRR and race director of the TCS New York City Marathon. “For the last five years, this group has been the largest volunteer group on race day, serving an integral part in creating a positive experience for all of our runners and proving that volunteerism is a global value.”
You can follow the latest updates on social media using hashtag #EVPExchanges and see our participants in action at https://youtu.be/e-ezZ4QNJZA. For more information, please contact the Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs at email@example.com. To learn more about the Exchange Visitor Program, visit j1visa.state.gov.