Here our some of our favorite testimonials from Career Training USA host employers who have hosted international interns and trainees:
"This was the first time that CBCF hosted an international intern. The experience was so exciting and fullfilling mainly because of the interaction that [our intern] had with American students and learning different perspectives as it relates to how the U.S. government operates."
— Christina S., host employer, Congressional Black Caucus Foundation
"InterExchange has proven over the years to be the best partner at helping U.S. employers like our company at hosting international trainees/interns. They are very efficient and knowledgeable at helping U.S. employers navigate the J-1 Visa process."
— Alain D., host employer, Eastward Ho! Country Club
"As a company who deals with various cultures...it is imperative that we gain perspective from other cultures as well as provide opportunities for interns to learn from our environment. We feel it is a part of our duty as a American business to create opportunities for cultural exchange."
— Jay S., host employer, The Blaq Group
"As we design products to create unique eating experiences, it is always fascinating to learn different cultures' relationships to food. Having this unique perspective helps inspire new ideas for our products."
— TJ G., host employer, Pinch Food Design
"We are firmly committed to providing cross-cultural experiences and work/study in exchange for the unique perspectives and contributions that our interns have provided over the years. We really enjoy ...learning how we can open our minds and work processes to "outside" ideas and experiences."
— Scott F., host employer, Pompei A.D.
"...We feel it is important to give young talented people a chance to experience working in the US and especially in New York. Not only are international interns very motivated and enthusiastic, they bring a different skill set and a new perspective."
— Rijk R., host employer, Rietveld Architects LLP
"Hosting an international trainee has helped diversify our team and bring new perspective to brainstorming sessions. ...We like bringing cultural diversity into the studio environment and the exchange of information between both parties."
— Jennifer G., host employer, Hugo and Marie LLC
"I am beyond pleased with this experience; it was nothing but positive. It was a pleasure teaching her the culture, job skill, and most of all experience. She surely returned the favor by bringing her intellectual ideas and providing my company valuable attributes of improvement."
— Oliver H., host employer, The Net Doctor
"Hosting an Intern has been excellent for our office. It has given employees the opportunity to supervise and learn to teach U.S. business management techniques. Our office has also benefited from the cultural diversity of having an international intern."
— Lorcan S., host employer, O'Malley and Associates
"We've learned so much about [our intern's] culture, and are happy to teach him about ours. It's been a fantastic learning experience on both ends."
— Julie S., host employer, French Connection
Originally from Columbus, Ohio, Ani is a fan of exploring new places through photography and the local cuisine. After earning her BFA in photography from NYU and gaining communications experience at International Planned Parenthood Federation, she joined InterExchange in 2012, and worked as the Marketing Producer until 2016.