InterExchange is a nonprofit organization dedicated to promoting affordable intercultural experiences that fall outside the traditional study abroad model. This includes a variety of work, volunteer, language immersion, and group travel programs. With more than 50 years of experience in international cultural exchange, we are ready to work with you and your students to find the best international experience for each of them.

Why consider an InterExchange program?

Professional Development

Improve language skills, gain independence, develop a global perspective and other resume-building skills.


We strive to make our programs accessible to all young young adults from the U.S. and most of our program fees are under $900. Many programs include housing and meals, and some offer the opportunity to earn wages or a stipend, further offsetting travel costs.


Year-round start dates fit with most students’ academic schedules.


Program durations range between 1 week and 1 year with locations in 11 countries. Experiences include work, volunteer, language immersion, and group travel. Programs offer host family accommodation or more independent living options.


Students will have comprehensive pre-departure support from InterExchange staff and from our partners while abroad. Our team will assist with visa information, host family matching, even down to what to pack. Students can connect with fellow participants before traveling and rely on local partners who are available 24/7 after they arrive.

Types of programs

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Teach English

Help locals learn English with plenty of free time to explore your surroundings. Learn more

Learn Spanish Peru

Spanish Immersion

Daily classes and a local homestay will help to increase your proficiency quickly. Learn more

Sustainable Action Costa Rica

Sustainable Action Costa Rica

An 8 day group experience to learn about sustainable development initiatives. Learn more

Work & Travel Australia

Work & Travel

Explore a new country for up to one year and earn money along the way. Learn more


InterExchange Foundation

Funding for young Americans to complete an impactful service project abroad. Learn more

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