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.
A Spirit rep picked up the 4 participants and brought them to Box Lunch. They took their lunch to Mayo Beach in Wellfleet and enjoyed talking about lifestyle differences in other countries. The Turkish and Spanish boys seemed to be protective of the Chinese girls and they all have built a great friendship. The Chinese and Turkish participants took a special interest in learning Spanish. They were very excited that Spirit was there to visit with them. They talked about how much they like their employer. We played the trivia game.