As members of the Greenheart community, we are all passionate about building bridges and creating opportunities for cultural exchange. On a daily basis we are able to see the impact of this program on our participants, host organizations, and host communities. Now ask yourself, how can you take your passion for cultural exchange to the next level?
By sharing your positive stories and expressing your support for exchanges, you are acting as an advocate!
For over 50 years, the J-1 Exchange Visitor Program has brought international university students and young professionals to the United States to learn about American culture and meet Americans. These exchange programs continue to enhance the United States’ diplomatic success and national security by improving the perception of the United States in the eyes of future leaders from more than 90 countries.
The programs also add significantly to the U.S. economy. International participants support seasonal businesses in tourist, vacation, and resort communities. They bring future business leaders to intern and train with American companies, creating new international partnerships. Most importantly, J-1 programs have allowed us to build our global Greenheart Exchange community and contribute towards a more connected and peaceful world.