Successful J Day 2016 - event summaries

Alliance members hosted 26 different community service events in states around the U.S. to participate in “J Day” – the annual celebration of international exchanges. These events enable sponsors to connect exchange participants with their American hosts through meaningful and fun activities.

Each year, thousands of students come to the United States from all over the world eager to discover a new culture. J Day was founded in 2014 to facilitate that discovery. Under the motto “Eat, Play, Give,” sponsor organizations provided program participants an opportunity to enjoy American cuisine, share cultural diversity, and take part in volunteering in their host communities.

This year there were more activities than ever before. From canned good donations to city-wide clean ups, international students across the country served alongside community members. The growing success of J Day is proof that our members are providing valuable opportunities for exchange participants.

Thanks to the following participating organizations for coordinating service events:
 

Alliance Abroad, American Immigration Council, American Hospitality Academy, Au Pair in America, Camp America, CCUSA, CCI Greenheart, CIEE, Council for Global Immigration, Cultural Exchange Network, Cultural Homestay International, Cultural Vistas, InterExchange, Intrax, International Arts and Artists, International Culture & Career Exchange, Morey’s Piers, Spirit Cultural Exchange, Swedish-American Chambers of Commerce, United Work and Travel

 

Event locations:

Branson, Missouri​
Cape Cod, Massachusetts
Center Moriches, New York
Cordova, Alaska
Corolla, North Carolina
Custer, South Dakota
Fairfax, Virginia
Galveston, Texas
Golden Valley, Minnesota
Hanover, Maryland
Kill Devil Hills, North Carolina
Laguna Niguel, California
Little River, South Carolina
Myrtle Beach, South Carolina
New York, New York
Ocean City, Maryland
Okoboji, Iowa
Orlando, Florida
Rehoboth Beach, Delaware
San Diego, California
San Francisco, California
Seattle, Washington​
Virginia Beach, Virginia​
Washington, D.C.