What's an InterExplorer?
InterExplorers are InterExchange participants who want to delve into American culture during their time in the USA. InterExplorers earn points for visiting American museums and national parks, cheering on local teams at sporting events, eating classic American food, and learning about the United States, its history and its people.
Be an InterExplorer!
Once you've joined the InterExplorer group, you can share photos, videos, and stories highlighting the fun cultural experiences you've undertaken in the U.S. Plus, you'll have the chance to meet other InterExplorers in your area and compete to win prizes like an Amazon gift card or even our grand prize, a GoPro camera, to create videos in the future!
Ready to Play? Here's How:
- Create a Facebook profile if you don't currently have one. Make sure your Facebook profile name and email address matches your InterExchange records. You must be a current J-1 Visa holder and InterExchange participant.
- Request to join the InterExplorer Facebook group.
- Take photos or videos of yourself doing cultural activities. You must be in the picture and the location must be easily identifiable.
- Post the photo or video for each activity to the InterExplorer Facebook group. Include the location and description of the activity. Include the hashtags #InterExplorer and #IEXCulture.
- Do as many activities as possible and have fun!
- InterExchange will award a designated number of points for each activity and total them at the end of the contest period (December 15, 2017 through March 31, 2018).
- All prizes, including the grand prize, will be awarded and must be claimed on or before April 30, 2018.
IMPORTANT TO REMEMBER FOR ALL INTEREXCHANGE WORK & TRAVEL USA PARTICIPANTS: Whether you become an InterExplorer or not, you'll always need to regularly report your cultural activities when you update SEVIS through the InterExchange website at www.InterExchange.org/sevis.
How to Win!
Share your experiences in our exclusive InterExplorer Facebook group to earn points. For each cultural activity photo or video you post within the InterExplorer group, you'll earn points based on how much you learned about American culture and the effort you made to do the activity. Whether it's eating at an American restaurant, spending the day at a museum, or volunteering to help your community, simply share the activity in our online community by posting a photo or video that shows you at the location.The InterExchange team will review all the activities and award points for each. If you earn enough points, you could win a prize, like a gift certificate to Amazon.com or even our grand prize, a GoPro camera!
InterExplorer is only for InterExchange J-1 Visa participants, so when you join, you can share information with other InterExplorers and even plan group activities with InterExplorers who live near you!
Earn Points & Prizes
How Many Points Do I Earn for Each Activity?
By becoming an InterExplorer, you'll be part of a friendly competition, open to all InterExchange participants. Review our different categories of cultural activities and the points they're worth. Sign up as soon as you arrive! Our grand prize winner will win a GoPro camera. Other prize winners can earn gift cards of $50 or even $100 value!
Want to Earn Even More Points?
Print out your home country's flag (in color), and include it in your pictures. You'll earn 10 extra points for each qualifying activity that has your flag in the photo!