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.
In July 2015, Spirit participants at a resort in Pequot Lakes, Minnesota had a chance to try their hand at the American pasttime of golf. The participants' employer arranged for them to take golf lessons, and several participants were able to join in this activity. The golf instructor taught students how to hold a golf club, and students were able to practice their swing. The participants had a great time perfecting their golf abilities!