Summer Work Travel (SWT) participants from South America recently had the opportunity to learn about flora, fauna, history and the environmental impact humans make on California's Lake Tahoe at a presentation by the League to Save Lake Tahoe, commonly known as “Keep Tahoe Blue”.
15 SWT participants from Brazil, Paraguay and Argentina who have been working in North Lake Tahoe for the winter attended an information session hosted by InterExchange, The Ritz-Carlton-Lake Tahoe and the League to Save Lake Tahoe.
This summer, hundreds of J-1 cultural exchange participants shared photos and videos of all the things they do to learn about and experience American culture throughout their time on their programs as part of the inaugural InterExplorer Contest. The game was an interactive, engaging way for participants to showcase the diversity of activities they did to learn about the U.S.
Shortly after their arrival in the U.S., more than 20 Thai participants of the the Summer Work Travel (SWT) program recently engaged in educational and interactive fire and safety training sessions at the New York City Fire Museum (NYCFM), located in the former quarters of Engine Company No.
More than 180 Summer Work Travel (SWT) program alumni recently got together for alumni events in Belgrade, Serbia, and Skopje, Macedonia to meet old friends, make new ones, and share the experiences they had while on their cultural exchange in the U.S.
International students from Paraguay, Argentina and Brazil recently participated in an exciting cultural activity at the top of Northstar Mountain in Lake Tahoe, near Truckee, California, where they embarked on a moonlight hike, while learning a lot about the local flora and fauna.
In mid-December, students from Argentina, Paraguay and Brazil arrived in Denver, Colorado, to kick off their cultural exchange program in the U.S., learning more about their host country and cultural facets of their educational and cultural exchange program.
More than 90 Summer Work Travel alumni attended events in Astana and Almaty, Kazakhstan, in early December, where they reconnected with old friends, enjoyed food and refreshments, and shared stories from their cultural exchange programs in the United States.
Shortly after their arrival in the U.S., a group of SWT participants was given the chance to engage with the local community at a volunteering event, where participants learned about the important aspect of volunteerism in American culture and got to practice their English.
The Poughkeepsie Journal (New York) recently took an in-depth look at the value of hosting an international au pair.
The article, titled "Hosting an au pair," featured comments from Diahanna Keyes from Westchester County, New York. Keyes has hosted au pairs from France and South Africa with InterExchange Au Pair USA. Keyes said:
International students who come to the U.S. to spend their university breaks working and traveling in the U.S. say their opinions of Americans improve after the experience.