July 29, 2019

Celebrate Exchange Day – August 5, 2019!

Show your #ExchangeAlumni pride on Monday, August 5, 2019 and join participants in the Exchange Visitor Program in celebrating Exchange Day! Exchange Day brings together international exchange participants with American hosts to "eat, play, and give" by sharing cultural diversity and American customs, giving back to their communities, and having some fun. It’s also a chance for U.S. exchange alumni to join their international exchange peers in helping spread the word about the impact and breadth of international exchange programs in the United States.

"Exchange Day encourages and inspires our alumni and participants to take action and practice the lessons of cultural appreciation and understanding. These actions strengthen their own communities and share what they have learned through Exchange Programs," says Marie Royce, Assistant Secretary of the Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs (ECA) at the U.S. Department of State. “An international exchange can change hearts, minds, and ideas.”

Find out what events are happening in your area. Get involved by creating an event or participating an event. Then share your international exchange story using #CelebrateExchangeDay and #ExchangeAlumni.

To learn more about Exchange Day, visit the Exchange Day 2019 site.

The Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs at the U.S. Department of State leads public diplomacy outreach efforts for the U.S. Department of State through our exchange programs. These exchange programs improve foreign relations and strengthen the national security of the United States, support U.S. international leadership, and provide a broad range of domestic benefits by helping break down barriers that often divide us.


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