•Form Number:SV 2012-0004.
•Respondents:Exchange Visitor Program participants in the Summer Work Travel category.
•Estimated Number of Respondents:109,000 .
•Estimated Number of Responses:109,000.
•Average Hours per Response:30 minutes.
•Total Estimated Burden Time:54,500 hours.
•Obligation to Respond:Voluntary.
We are soliciting public comments to permit the Department to:
• Evaluate whether the proposed information collection is necessary for the effective administration of the Summer Work Travel category of the Exchange Visitor Program.
• Evaluate the accuracy of our estimate of the burden of the proposed collection, including the validity of the methodology and assumptions used.
• Enhance the quality, utility, and clarity of the information to be collected.
• Minimize the reporting burden on those who are to respond, including the use of automated collection techniques or other forms of technology.
Abstract of proposed collection:This collection of information is under the provisions of the Mutual Educational and Cultural Exchange Act, as amended, and its implementing regulations (22 CFR Part 62). Summer Work Travel Participant Surveys will be sent to all Summer Work Travel participants at least once during their program. Sponsors are required to ensure that the link to the Survey is provided to all exchange participants in orientation materials, follow-up emails, etc. Although the survey is voluntary, the Department is trying to capture a high volume of responses to trend participant satisfaction, complaints, safety and welfare.
Methodology:The collection will be submitted to the Department electronically through Survey Monkey.
Dated: August 14, 2012.
Robin J. Lerner,
Deputy Assistant Secretary, Office of Private Sector Exchange, Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs, Department of State.