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Coronavirus (COVID-19) Update

Date: 16/03/20

The US Embassy has postponed visa interview appointments until further notice. We are monitoring this situation and are in close contact with our visa sponsors. We expect the postponement to last approximately 30 days.

At this time we ask that you continue to move forward with your application. Please complete all available sections to ensure you are ready when visa interview appointments are re-opened.

If you have a visa appointment scheduled by Resort Leaders on your behalf on or before 16th April, the Resort Leaders team will reach out to you directly with a new appointment. If you have scheduled your appointment independently you can expect your application to be cancel by the embassy and an email notification. Then, you need to log in to your account and schedule a new appointment.

We recommend that all applicants wait to be contacted about their visa appointments.

Date: 14/03/20

On March 13th the US Department of State announced the temporary pause of international exchange programs due to COVID-19. The Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs (ECA) will temporarily pause all ECA funded programs. This has also been extended to privately funded programs which includes the Exchange Visitor Program, the visa on which the Resort Leaders program operates. This temporary pause is expected to last 60 days.

At Resort Leaders we will continue to work towards our May and June departures and expect there to be limited impact on travel to your Resort.

If you have a departure date that falls before May 11th 2020 our team will be directly in touch with you.

If you are not due to travel on or before May 11th we recommend that you wait before contacting us with Coronavirus related queries to ensure we have the latest information available for your travel.

Date: 13/03/20

On March 13th the US Department of State announced the temporary pause of international exchange programs due to COVID-19. The Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs (ECA) will temporarily pause all ECA funded programs. This has also been extended to privately funded programs which includes the Exchange Visitor Program, the visa on which the Resort Leaders program operates. This temporary pause is expected to last 60 days.

At Resort Leaders we will continue to work towards our May and June departures and expect there to be limited impact on travel to your Resort.

If you have a departure date that falls before May 11th 2020 our team will be directly in touch with you.

If you are not due to travel on or before May 11th we recommend that you wait before contacting us with coronavirus related queries to ensure we have the latest information available for your travel.

Date: 12/03/20

On March 11th President Trump signed a Presidential Proclamation which suspends the entry of most foreign nationals who have been in certain European countries at any point during the 14 days prior to their scheduled arrival to the United States.

This proclamation is expected to last 30 days and applies to the countries located in the Schengen area.

Travel from Mexico remains unaffected at this point, provided you have not travelled in a Schengen area in the last 14 days.

At Resort Leaders we will continue to work towards our May and June departures and expect there to be limited to no impact on travel to your Resort.

If you are currently in one of the areas affected and/or have a departure date that falls before the 11th April 2020 our team will be directly in touch with you.

If you are not due to travel in the near future we recommend that you wait before contacting us with coronavirus related queries to ensure we have the latest information available for your travel.

Date: 09/03/20

Resort Leaders are committed to the welfare and safety of our participants and have been monitoring the Coronavirus (COVID-19) situation closely.

We are staying informed on WHO, CDC, Foreign Office and Public Health advisories as well updates from our US team, partners and resorts. At this time based on the guidelines and information from the sources outlined above, the Resort Leaders programme will be going ahead as planned for summer 2020.

We will continue to monitor the situation closely and provide updates if the situation is to change.

Frequently Asked Questions

Can I still apply for Resort Leaders?

Yes, applications are still open for summer 2020.

Can I withdraw from the programme now because of the Coronavirus?

As the program is going ahead this summer the standard terms and conditions of your program agreement apply, including any eligibility for a refund.

Are the Resort Leaders Preparation Days still going ahead?

Yes, based on the advisories from the sources above the Resort Leaders Preparation Days will be going ahead as scheduled