U.S. Department of State

International students bring curiosity, intrigue to region

International students bring curiosity, intrigue to region

University students from around the world will descend on the Historic Triangle this summer as part of a J-1 Summer Work Travel visa program headed by the U.S. State Department.

Amy Lee, manager at the Pineapple Inn and Housing Center, in Williamsburg, said her building will see 240 students this summer.

There are 800-1,000 students staying in hotels and motels around the area, she said.

"It could be a little less this year," she said. "One of the big employers is not hiring."

According to State Department data, 837 students signed up for the work travel program and have been assigned to the city and its surrounding areas.

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