Welcome to the InterExchange Alumni Community! As alumni, you are part of a global network of fellow students, professionals, and leaders from more than 60 countries, looking to make a difference in their communities and in the world. You are an integral part of the InterExchange mission to develop international relationships and promote cross-cultural awareness.
Who Are Our Alumni?
In their current professional positions,
- 84% use cultural knowledge gained during their InterExchange programs.
- 85% use languages other than their countries’ native languages.
- 74% interact with people in other countries.
- 65% use professional skills acquired during their InterExchange programs.
U.S. Department of State Exchange Alumni
The U.S. Department of State provides a dynamic and interactive networking website for past and current J-1 exchange visitors of all Department of State exchange programs. By creating a profile, you can take advantage of these great benefits, and more!
- Connect with fellow alumni from around the world
- Access grant opportunities
- Access professional development resources
- Access networking events
“The Au Pair program experience was great in so many ways for me: it helped me to improve my personality, my independence, my social skills, my tolerance, to accept and appreciate diversity, and of course, improve my English. After I came back from USA to my home country, Chile, I found a job right away and a great job, because I applied several of my new skills. After one year, I got promoted and I am sure that the Au Pair experience helped me to succeed.”
Valeria, 2008 Au Pair USA alumna from Chile, currently employed as a key account team leader with Geodis Wilson
“I have graduated with my BA degree in journalism, and now I am an MA in British Cultural Studies. Being in the USA helped me a lot in order to understand how people from different cultures interact, how they see the world, and how their visions [and] language shape the world they see. It is just great. You get accustomed to work with people from all around the world, and that helps a lot in one’s professional life. I also work in TV, and it’s very helpful, because I have to communicate with people from all around the world.”
Elena, 2010 Work & Travel USA alumna from Romania
“I truly believe that Work and Travel changed my life. And I have been telling this to people for quite some time now. I would not be where I am if not for this experience. Stating facts: I am VP of one of largest financial services companies, using English as my primary language now…”
Alexander, 2002 and 2004 Work & Travel USA alumnus from Russia