Cultural Exchange is the cornerstone of our J-1 program. We plan for at least 2 cultural activities a month, which means we have thousands of participants across the United States experiencing local culture. Cultural activities increase in the participant’s emotional ties to the community they’re living and working in, strengthens the relationships with their colleagues, and introduces Americans to invaluable experiences from the participant’s home culture.
On July 7, Spirit staff Suzanne Kolasa traveled to Los Angeles to have dinner with PDP participants working in the area. They ate at the Hard Rock Cafe and enjoyed talking about their work and their experiences in the United States.