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DEPARTMENT OF STATE

[Public Notice 5614]


Eligibility for Participation in Summer Work Travel Programs

AGENCY: Department of State.

ACTION: Notice.

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SUMMARY: Pursuant to statutory authority granted the Department of 
State by Public Law 105-277, foreign post-secondary students 
participating in a cultural exchange program may be eligible to enter 
the United States to work and travel during their summer vacations from 
studies. To be eligible for participation in these programs, foreign 
students must be selected, screened, placed, and monitored by 
Department-designated organizations that are authorized to conduct 
educational and cultural exchange programs. These programs further the 
public diplomacy efforts of the United States by providing participants 
with the opportunity to experience the United States and its people.
    Participation in these programs is dependent upon student status. 
For the purpose of determining program eligibility, designated program 
sponsors may select for program participation only those potential 
participants who are currently enrolled and participating full-time in 
post-secondary studies at the time of application. This certification 
will be published in the Federal Register.

    Dated: November 9, 2006.
Stanley S. Colvin,
Director, Office of Exchange Coordination and Designation, Department 
of State.
[FR Doc. E6-19593 Filed 11-17-06; 8:45 am]
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