The Alliance Exchange Voice

Giving voice to the power of exchange

Wed, 09/25/2013 - 18:28

The annual Coastal Clean-up is a major volunteer event to clean up the world’s shores and waterways. Last year 320 tons of trash and recyclables were collected just in California alone! Each year on the 3rd Saturday in September, volunteers around the world gather to pick up litter and debris that has collected on the local shorelines. It’s not only good for the environment; it’s good for the community too.

Wed, 09/18/2013 - 14:51

This past summer, InterExchange hosted a cultural event in New York City for all of its J-1 participants in the area. Participants and Interexchange staff rode the Staten Island Ferry to the Richmond County Bank Ballpark to watch the Staten Island Yankees play the Aberdeen IronBirds.

With 22 InterExchange staff members, 12 Summer Work Travel (SWT) participants and 25 Career Training USA participants, InterExchange was well represented! Participants  hailed from countries including China, Ireland, Lithuania, and Russia.

Tue, 09/17/2013 - 08:01

On March 11, 2011 a tragedy of unprecedented proportions struck Japan. The magnitude-9.0 Great East Japan Earthquake, and the tsunami and nuclear accidents that followed, wreaked havoc on Japan’s northeastern coast. More than 15,000 lives were lost in the disaster, and hundreds of thousands were displaced when their homes were destroyed.

Fri, 09/13/2013 - 09:24

On August 13th, 2013, the InterExchange Work & Travel USA team hosted a cultural event in Washington, D.C. at the U.S. Navy Memorial and Heritage Center for its participants of the Department of State Summer Work Travel (SWT) program.

Thu, 09/12/2013 - 13:56

Meet Alexander Kreher, who was a Cultural Care au pair from Germany in July 2008 until January 2010 in Henrico, VA, and let’s see where he is now!

Wed, 09/11/2013 - 10:32

Amy Andrew, an au pair from the UK on the Au Pair in America program, is indeed unique. It’s not often you come across an au pair who spends 4 years on the program! When we caught wind of Amy’s situation we simply had to ask her to share with us a bit about her experience, which she does so eloquently. Amy’s testimonial about being a 4-year au pair is below.

I know all the words to One Direction’s singles. I can do three different kinds of hair braid. I can build wooden dinosaur puzzles, without the instructions. I am an au pair.

Thu, 08/22/2013 - 08:44

CENET: Cultural Exchange Network's Trainee Intern Director, Sabrina Ressel, and the Work and Travel Assistant Director, Kayla Moore, made a trip to the Chicago suburb of Tinley Park on August 12th to visit the 19 Russian students who are currently working at Odyssey Fun World in Tinley Park as participants of the Summer Work Travel (SWT) program.

Wed, 08/21/2013 - 11:29

This summer a group of 18 students and two faculty members from Morehouse and Spelman colleges in Atlanta had the opportunity to explore Germany on the STEM Learning and Understanding New Career Horizons (LAUNCH) program.

Mon, 08/19/2013 - 18:21

This summer, au pairs in San Diego, CA, were able to experience firsthand why the United States is considered a ‘melting pot’ of cultures.

Fri, 08/16/2013 - 14:52

This past July, CENET hosted its 3rd annual G.O.A.L.S. Camp (Global Outlook and Local Soccer) for area students entering 2nd-8th grade. 

The 2013 G.O.A.L.S. Camp followed a World Safari theme as students were exposed to the people, places, and animals from around the world. The schedule included morning soccer with local and international coaches, afternoon workshops with a focus on international education, daily swimming, and a Friday field trip to the St. Louis Zoo.