50 Years in 50 Words
Many years ago, Uta from Germany met Paul from Connecticut. They traveled the world. It changed their lives.
"Every young person needs this chance," they said, "to live abroad and make a difference." InterExchange was born.
50 years and thousands of exchange programs later, Uta and Paul’s mission lives on.
Our Impact, by the Numbers
Host businesses, camps, and families
In 1968, following their conviction that living and working abroad must be a part of everyone’s personal education, Uta and Paul Christianson began International Student Visitor Services, the organization that would become InterExchange.
Paul and Uta Christianson. Images courtesy of InterExchange
International Student Visitor Services (ISVS) is founded
Work & Travel USA is launched
Camp USA is launched
ISVS becomes United States Student Travel Services (USSTS)
USSTS becomes InterExchange, Inc.
Au Pair USA is launched
Trainee USA is launched
Working Abroad is launched
Intern USA is launched
An ambitious Strategic Plan was created to chart the future of InterExchange
InterExchange celebrates 50 years of cultural exchange while continuing to look to the future
The Next 50 Years
Our ambitious Strategic Plan will help us begin to chart our next 50 years, as we focus on the following goals
We will continue to make a difference in the lives of those central to our mission - our participants.
We will also position ourselves to play a larger and more influential role in promoting increased global engagement.
We will celebrate the difference we make in the lives of our participants, grantees, hosts, and local communities.