President @ Alliance Abroad
James Bell is the president of Alliance Abroad, a cultural exchange and internship coordinator that specializes in helping young adults experience the world. Founded in 1992, they place over 10,000 people in paid positions each year – including over 1,000 people in Australia on 1-year Working Holiday Visas and multi-year Skilled Professional (457) visas. A Scotsman with deep family roots in Australia, James has 30 years of experience in the travel industry. A former cultural exchange student and decades-long expat himself, James worked with many Australian-bound student travelers in his positions at British Airways and STA Travel USA before joining Alliance Abroad in 2011 as its top executive.