As a J-1 Visa sponsor designated by the U.S. Department of State, InterExchange contributes to improving relations between the U.S. and other countries by connecting young, international people with cultural exchange opportunities in the United States.
Our alumni come from more than 60 countries and have participated in one or more of our J-1 cultural exchange programs: Work & Travel USA, Camp USA, Au Pair USA and Career Training USA.
By visiting the U.S. through an InterExchange program, our international participants have gained a better understanding and affection for American life. As a result of their better understanding of other cultures, many of them now enjoy more successful careers and leadership roles in their home countries. Our international alumni have used their new knowledge of culture in the U.S. to become an important part of the InterExchange mission to develop friendly, long-term relationships with countries around the world.
In their current professional positions:
"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 a way and a great job, because I applied several of my new skills. After 1 year I got promoted and I am sure that the Au Pair experience helped me to succeed." Valeria, Au Pair USA Alumnae, 2008, 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 very helpful, because I have to communicate with people from all around the world." Elena, Work & Travel USA alumnae, 2010, 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, Work & Travel USA Alumnus, 2002 & 2004, Russia
Browse the program maps below to view all the countries from which we've welcomed participants over the last few years. It’s our goal to continue building international relationships and cultural understanding by giving young people from all over the world an opportunity to learn about the U.S!
View Au Pair USA Participants (%) - 2008-2013 in a full screen map
View Camp USA Participants - 2008-13 in a full screen map
View Career Training USA Participants - 2008-13 in a full screen map
View Work & Travel USA Participants (%) - 2008-13 in a full screen map
Our alumni work in many different industries and roles in companies around the world. Listed below are just a few of the companies where former InterExchange participants are contributing new ideas and sharing the cultural and business knowledge they gained during our programs.