By: Kathryn Conley, Communications Intern
In just over a month, Greenheart International will participate in the 5th annual Exchange Day! This event is a perfect opportunity for exchange participants, alumni, and hosts to celebrate cultural exchange, give back to their communities and, most importantly, have fun! We encourage YOU to join in on the fun of Exchange Day by planning your own event.
So… what exactly is Exchange Day and why do we do it?
Exchange Day (previously known as J Day) is a nationwide celebration of the power of international exchange. International exchange participants, alumni, and American hosts come together to “eat, play and give” – to celebrate cultural diversity, to give back to their communities, and have some fun. Exchange Day is also an opportunity to raise awareness about the Exchange Visitor Program (EVP) and spread the word about the power and breadth of cultural exchange
When is it?
August 5th, 2019
How do you host your own Exchange Day?
Step 1: Think of all your resources…what family, friends, community members, businesses, etc. are willing to donate time or money to your Exchange Day event?
Step 2: Think of what kind of event you want to host! Exchange Day is an event dedicated to promoting cultural exchange through our motto: eat. play. give.
Here are some ideas:
Step 3: Share the word about your event by creating a Facebook event, inviting local media, or inviting members of Congress, who hold the keys to ensuring our SWT and J-1 visa Exchange Visitor programs continue to exist. Click here to access a script for requesting scheduler contact information. You can also find an email template for inviting congressional members here.
If you aren’t sure how to market your Exchange Day event, don’t worry! You can use this Exchange Day Style Guide.
No matter how big or small, your Exchange Day event will be meaningful. Not only is cultural exchange important to our lives, but it is fun to celebrate!