Cheap Labor as Cultural Exchange: The $100 Million Work Travel Industry

Cheap Labor as Cultural Exchange: The $100 Million Work Travel Industry

“Cheap Labor as Cultural Exchange: The $100 Million Work Travel Industry”, is based on five months of reporting by CIS senior research fellow and Pulitzer Prize-winning former journalist Jerry Kammer.  The series tells the story of the State Department’s troubled Summer Work Travel (SWT) program and its rapid growth over the past 15 years into a $100 million international industry that has spread around the globe.  Kammer, a former investigative reporter, tells the story of the State Department’s inability to establish proper management of SWT despite years of criticism by the Government Accountability Office and State’s own Inspector General." - CIS, Dec. 2011.  [NOTE: I am not a fan of the Center for Immigration Studies, but Kammer is a serious reporter, and this piece is eye-opening.]