Providing professional management review services for cultural exchange programs

How Gold Advisory helps your exchange program:

  • Professional Management Review report to meet Department of State requirements

  • Skilled advice to improve your business with highest quality practices

  • Streamlined process to minimize time and energy spent

“Alison & Gold Advisory were instrumental in our Management Review process, supporting a quick, thorough and professional submission. Alison deeply understands the visa processes and supports her clients in a professional and caring way. The Rian Immigrant Center sincerely appreciates all of their support, and we highly recommend the services of Alison & Gold Advisory.”




Preparatory audit with recommendations for improvement.


Most popular service with significant savings.


Professional audit with report to meet DOS requirements.

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Alison Gold, Founder and Lead Consultant for Gold Advisory.

Meet Alison Gold…

Alison Gold, Founder and Lead Consultant, has 20 years of experience in the cultural exchange industry on programs including Summer Work/Travel, Intern/Trainee, High School, Teacher, Au Pair, and F-1 High School. In 2016, Alison received the McCarry Leadership Award, given by the Alliance for International Exchange. Alison has served as RO and ARO for multiple cultural exchange organizations. As a consultant, she has worked with nearly 50 J-1 sponsors and aligned organizations.

Alison holds a Master’s degree in International Economics. She volunteered in Guatemala in the Peace Corps, and studied in Spain and China. She lives in Colorado with her family. Get in touch with Alison here.

“Alison helped us to make a daunting task into an easy and efficient process and we were able to meet the deadline with her assistance. She was the the utmost professional, and I would highly recommend!


Gold Advisory Team

Kara Fulginiti, Consultant for Gold Advisory.
Kara Fulginiti – Consultant

Kara brings more than 10 years of experience in J-1 Exchange Programs. She has been employed by three J-1 sponsoring organizations in both the private non-profit sector as well as for the U.S. Federal Government, serving as RO/ ARO and assisting both foreign nationals as well as U.S. host organizations with the complexities of the J-1 program. Kara holds an M.S. in Global Studies. At Gold Advisory, Kara provides consulting on initiating new programs, developing program materials, and she supports the Management Review process. Learn more about Kara here.

Jill Ketchum, Consultant for Gold Advisory.
Jill Ketchum – Consultant

Jill Ketchum’s J-1 industry experience includes serving as Director of Group Programs with 750 annual international students. She also has nearly 15 years of leadership experience with public relations and non-profits including Junior Achievement and Susan G. Komen. Jill holds a B.S. in Journalism. At Gold Advisory, Jill supports the Management Review process. Learn more about Jill here.

Trusted by these Cultural Exchange Programs

“The communication was excellent – I appreciate Alison taking the time for many questions throughout the process. – Top Notch Professional!

Kimberly Carter, CETUSA

“Alison is first and foremost a professional who knows the industry and who made a huge impact on our business in the short time she worked for us.”

Lisa, F-1 High School

“Alison’s communication was always timely and concise. She was patient, helpful, and supportive. She made an intimidating process feel very easy and painless, and we learned a lot to help improve our operations.”

Samantha Dille, ICCE, Inc.

“…what makes Alison stand out from the crowd is her creativity at proposing solutions to complicated challenges. It is often her ideas that solve problems when everyone else is stuck.”

Intern/Trainee Sponsor

“Your knowledge of the J-1 visa program was very helpful! We didn’t need to spend time explaining the program and policies.”

Mary Beth Lambert, French-American Chamber of Commerce

“Alison is a strategic thinker…an excellent planner and problem solver. She accomplishes an exceptional amount of work at a very high quality.”

Intern/Trainee Sponsor

“We learned a lot throughout the process and were able to update our internal processes as a result to better reflect the DOS requirements.”

Sujata Gidumal, TPG Cultural Exchange

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