Travel Validation Reminder
If you decide to travel outside of the United States during your program, you must obtain permission from your school (if not during school break) and get your DS-2019 endorsed for travel by Alliance Abroad Group. Alliance Abroad Group needs to receive your DS-2019 document in our office at least 3 weeks prior to intended travel date. For more information about travel validation process, please see the Alliance Abroad website.
o If planning to travel outside of the United States, please be sure to check the admission requirements to the country you are intending to travel and back to the United States.
o As of January 2021, the United States requires all visitors travelling from abroad to present a COVID-19 test with a negative result at the moment of boarding. The inability to present this can result on not being able to return back to the United States.
o If you are unable to return to the United States and you are unable to report back to your District, please keep in mind that your program might be at risk.
Travel Validation: No Travel Validation will be issued for summer travel until your renewal has been completed.
J2 Applications: Any new J2 application will not be processed until your renewal has been completed.
Transferring Schools: AAG considers transfers on case by case basis and will carefully examine the reasons for the transfer before granting approval. All transfer inquiries should be directed to your Outreach Coordinator on the Support team. If you are unaware of how to contact your Outreach Coordinator, you can email [email protected]
Email Communication: Please check and respond to all communications from AAG within 24 hours. After 3 unsuccessful attempts to reach you, AAG will consider you out of compliance with Sponsor requirements and will move forward to shortening your program in SEVIS. If you are using a gmail account, please make sure that all communication from @allianceabroad.com is delivered directly to your inbox.
Host School/School District Renewal Responsibilities: Please be advised that we are also reaching out separately to your host school to provide the following documents. Your Renewal Process will not be considered complete until your Host School has provided the below:
- Proof of Accreditation