April 2015 Cultural Activity: Ice-Skating at Wisconsin Dells

June 28, 2016

Cultural Exchange is the cornerstone of our J-1 program. We plan for at least 2 cultural activities a month, which means we have thousands of participants across the United States experiencing local culture. Cultural activities increase in the participant’s emotional ties to the community they’re living and working in, strengthens the relationships with their colleagues, and introduces Americans to invaluable experiences from the participant’s home culture. 

Two Spirit representatives attended the Ice Skating Event hosted by the Dells J-1 Consortium at the Poppy Waterman Ice Area on Wednesday, April 15. This is an event the consortium holds twice per year for J-1 participants, employers, and sponsors in the Wisconsin Dells and Lake Delton area. This is a free event, funded by sponsors such as Spirit, for J-1 participants who have the opportunity to ice skate and enjoy dinner as a community. Participants were able to interact with many international students, their sponsor, and employers. Spirit participants were able to meet their Spirit representatives, discuss their experience on the Work and Travel program, and ask any questions.


Learn more about the J-1 experience in the Dells by clicking here!