2024 Cultural Quest Terms & Conditions


The Cultural Quest Contest (“Contest”) is sponsored by InterExchange, Inc. (“Sponsor”), designed to engage participants in intercultural activities to explore and engage with local culture during their international exchange programs.


This Contest is open only to those who are at least the age of majority under applicable law in their jurisdiction of primary residence; who are, during the Contest Period, participants in good standing of a J-1 Visa Exchange Visitor program for which Sponsor is the entrant’s visa sponsor OR who are U.S. residents participating in an exchange program facilitated by Sponsor; and who are registered users of Instagram, TikTok, or YouTube. This Contest is void where prohibited by law. Employees, officers, directors, members, managers, agents, family members, and representatives of such individuals of the Sponsor, or of its corporate partners, parent companies, divisions, subsidiaries, affiliates, successors in interest, and advertising, promotion, and public relations agencies may participate in this Contest but are not eligible to win prizes.

Contest Period

The Contest begins at 12:00:00 a.m. Eastern Daylight Time (“EDT”) on or around May 15, 2024, and ends on or around 11:59:59 p.m. EDT on August 15, 2024 (“Contest Period”).

How to Enter

Join the InterExchange Cultural Quest Whatsapp group. During the Contest Period, participants must:

  1. Create videos on topics outlined by InterExchange.
  2. Post original videos on a publicly accessible Instagram, TikTok, or YouTube account, using the designated event hashtag (#CulturalQuest24) and tagging the InterExchange account on that platform.
  3. Share a link to each video in the InterExchange Cultural Quest Whatsapp group.

Entries must depict the participant attending or participating in an activity that is representative of their international cultural exchange and cultural learning experience, along with a brief description of the activity depicted. We’re looking for your most engaging stories and creativity.


Subject to verification, prizes include:

  • Grand Prize: One (1) $1000 travel voucher from StudentUniverse
  • Second Place: An Apple Watch – Series 9 (or equivalent) in Aluminum. Prize value: $399 plus tax.
  • Third Place: Apple AirPods Pro 2 or equivalent. Prize value $299 +tax.

A panel of judges will select winners based on the creativity, engagement, and relevance of the video content.

General Conditions

Participation constitutes the entrant’s full and unconditional agreement to these Official Rules and Sponsor’s decisions, which are final and binding in all matters related to the Contest. Winning a prize is contingent upon fulfilling all requirements set forth herein.

Entry Requirements

  • Entry Submissions must be in English or, if in another language, be accompanied by an English-language caption describing the content of the video.
  • Must not contain any content that violates or infringes another’s rights or is unlawful in any way.
  • Must not contain content that violates federal, state, or local laws, or rules and regulations applicable to U.S. Department of State Exchange Visitor programs.
  • Must obey the terms and conditions of the social media platform to which they are published.

Winner Selection/Notification

Winners will be selected after the Contest Period ends and will be notified by WhatsApp and announced in the WhatsApp Community Group, as well as the winners’ social media platforms. Winners may be required to complete and return Prize Winner Documents within seven (7) days of notification.


By entering, entrants grant the Sponsor an irrevocable, perpetual right to use, reproduce, and publish the content of and elements embodied in the Entry Submissions for promotional purposes.

Limitation of Liability

Entrants agree to release, indemnify, and hold harmless the Sponsor and its agents from any claims arising from participation in the Contest or acceptance, use, or misuse of any prize.

Disputes/Arbitration/Governing Law

Any disputes must be resolved individually through binding arbitration in New York, New York, under the Commercial Arbitration Rules of the American Arbitration Association.

Winner’s List/Official Rules

For a list of winners or a copy of these Official Rules, send a self-addressed stamped envelope to InterExchange, Inc., Marketing Department, 100 Wall Street, Suite 301, New York, NY 10005.


The sponsor of this Contest is InterExchange, Inc., 100 Wall Street, Suite 301, New York, NY 10005.

This Contest is in no way sponsored, endorsed, administered by, or associated with Instagram, TikTok, Whatsapp, or YouTube. Participation in this Contest constitutes acceptance of these terms.