Celebrate Exchange Day!

Exchange Day (previously known as J Day) is a nationwide celebration of the power of international exchange. International exchange participants will come together with their American hosts to “eat, play, and give” — to share cultural diversity and American customs, to give back to their communities, and to have some fun. Exchange Day is also an opportunity to raise awareness of the Exchange Visitor Program (EVP) and spread the word about the power and breadth of cultural exchange.

Exchange Day was piloted in the summer of 2014 by three Alliance members — Greenheart Exchange, CENET: Cultural Exchange Network, and Spirit Cultural Exchange.

Exchange Day next year will be on August 5, 2019.

J Day 2018 was a huge success!  Thank you to all members who participated, either by hosting events or engaging via social media.

To see all the cool events that took place, click on the button below.

J Day 2017 was a huge success!  Thank you to all members who participated, either by hosting events or engaging via social media.

If you want to relive last year’s accomplishments, click on the button below.

J-Day

How does Exchange Day work?

All Exchange Day events in all locations will happen on the same day:

  • Each participating sponsor picks a location where it has a significant number of exchange participants. Sponsors are encouraged to collaborate on events and include Alliance partners, host employers, local citizens and officials, etc., where suitable.
  • Everyone participating in Exchange Day should tweet about it (prior to, during, and after the event) using the hash tags #CelebrateExchangeDay and #eatplaygive. A list of sample tweets is available here.
  • Everyone participating in Exchange Day will use the same tag line: “Eat. Play. Give.”
  • Everyone participating in Exchange Day will use the same Exchange Day branding/logo, download here.
  • Participating sponsors are responsible for ordering and purchasing Exchange Day t-shirts for all participants joining their events.
  • Exchange Day is a great opportunity to educate elected officials about the power and benefits of
    international exchange. Learn more here.