The DOS has announced that it will be completing compliance reviews in the J-1 Summer Work Travel category. The DOS indicated that there are 51 designated J-1 sponsor entities in the Summer Work Travel category. The DOS has identified 14 sponsors that will be part of the upcoming compliance review. These 14 sponsors account for approximately 65% of all of the Summer Work Travel participants. The compliance reviews will be completed sometime between October and December 2011.
The DOS has previously conducted compliance reviews. In 2010, the DOS completed compliance reviews in the J-1 Secondary School Student Program. Earlier in 2011, the DOS conducted compliance reviews of the 21 largest J-1 sponsors of its academic and government programs which range from programs for professors, research scholars, short-term scholars, specialists and college/university students.