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.
During the month of May 2016, participants at a location in the Outer Banks, North Carolina, were able to experience several cultural activities arranged by their employer. Participants attended a Cindo de Mayo party with American friends, went to the 44th annual Hang Gliding Spectacular that takes place each year in Nags Head, and traveled to Virginia Beach for a weekend getaway.