Enabling global experiences.

Sparking global awareness.

Creating global connectivity.

Encouraging global responsibility.

We believe that each of you should have the opportunity to participate in a meaningful intercultural experience. For some, it will mean living and working in another country, far from your home. For others, it will mean sharing your home, business, or community -- and your culture -- with exchange participants from abroad.

International exchange will broaden your global awareness, empower you with intercultural connections, and provide you a lifelong connection to the international community.

We are committed to helping each of you build cultural understanding and global skills—one person at a time, one experience at a time.

We are at the intersection of you and the world.

Our Core Values

Integrity, Ethics & Fairness

Mutual Respect & Understanding

Personal Enrichment & Opportunities to Thrive

Affordability & Value

A Standard of Excellence

Our Strategic Goals

Our five-year Strategic Plan (2017-2021) calls for us to increase our organizational impact on the international exchange field, and our programmatic impact on the lives of our participants and hosts, in three ways:


Promoting and fostering a culture of innovation and excellence in our internal operations and our programmatic development.

Thought Leadership

Using our commitment to excellence and best practices to inspire others to commit to the same.


Broadening our Foundation’s activities, creating opportunities for young people to build cultural empathy and a global skillset.

U.S. Department of State-Designated J-1 Visa Sponsor
Alliance for International Exchange
The International Coalition for Global Education and Exchange
European-American Chamber of Commerce New York
Global Ties U.S.
International Au Pair Association
WYSE Travel Confederation