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.
Spirit participants in the Okoboji, Iowa area participatd in a cultural activity where they played mini golf together, as well as other games like volleyball and cornhole. Participants enjoyed mingling with other J-1 program participants and trying out the American pasttime of mini golf!