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 met the 5 participants and two of their managers at Dino’s Pizza in Mashpee, MA. The girls were sweet and tried hard to make sure they always spoke in English so that everyone was a part of the conversation. One of the participants was a returner and enjoyed sharing her two very difference experiences. After the pizza party and trivia game, their American friends took them to the county fair that was going on right next to the pizza place. They were excited to ride the carnival rides.