23 02, 2018

Leveling the Playing Field

2018-02-23T22:21:50+00:00 By |

Celebrating the Achievements of African Americans The month of February has been designated as Black History Month.  It has become a central theme in American culture, recognizing and celebrating the achievements of African Americans.  The early origins began as “Negro History Week,” by distinguished historian, Cater Woodson, and other prominent and influential African Americans. [...]

16 02, 2018

What’s Presidents Day All About?

2018-02-16T18:58:00+00:00 By |

It’s fascinating when you search the meaning or genesis of something. No matter how much you think you know, there’s always something new to learn. President’s Day is actually not the official name of the holiday celebrated the third Monday in February. It’s still officially “Washington’s Birthday.” “Presidents’ Day is an American holiday celebrated [...]

12 01, 2018

A Legacy of Love and Service: Commemorating Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

2018-01-12T18:54:46+00:00 By |

You’ll be moved – maybe even to tears – when you read a message written by Dr. Martin Luther King’s wife. Coretta Scott King talks about her husband’s dreams for racial equality and about the principles of freedom, justice, tolerance and equality that not only define Dr. King’s dream, they exemplify our nation’s “noblest [...]

15 12, 2017

A Holiday Party Poem – Celebrating the Spirit of the Season!

2017-12-15T22:25:32+00:00 By |

The holidays are a time to celebrate time-honored traditions and gather with family and friends but for thousands of international exchange students, it won’t be possible.  Our founder, Victoria Lynden, reminded us that for many of our J-1 participants, it’s the first time many of them will be very far away from families and [...]

1 09, 2017

Labor Day – An Nationwide Tribute to American Workers

2018-01-12T18:54:29+00:00 By |

Labor Day is celebrated on the first Monday in September to recognize the “social and economic achievements of American workers.  It constitutes a yearly national tribute to the contributions workers have made to the strength, prosperity, and well-being of our America.” Oregon was the first state to officially adopt Labor Day in 1887 and other [...]

15 08, 2017

A Hay Day at J-Day!

2018-04-11T14:41:54+00:00 By |

Coming together to eat, play and give.They came together to eat, play and give.  They came from all over the world and gathered all over the country. Thousands of foreign students working in the U.S. during their summer breaks, celebrated “J-Day” in communities across the country. Though the annual events and activities were as varied [...]

1 08, 2017

J-Day Events Across America; Eat. Play. Give!

2017-08-01T22:07:33+00:00 By |

Foreign students and local communities are coming together August 7th to celebrate the power of cultural exchange. International exchange participants who come the United States to work and travel under temporary student visas will join together for a fun-filled day in communities across the country. “J-Day” is the official name of the nationwide celebrations [...]

24 07, 2017

Horizon Survey – Enter and WIN!

2017-08-04T14:27:28+00:00 By |

You did it! You dared to do what some only think about. YOU made your dream of traveling to a different part of the world come true. And you’re in good company. The youth travel market is exploding, and young people are traveling more frequently and to more destinations in more parts of [...]

26 06, 2017

Happy Independence Day!

2017-08-01T22:07:59+00:00 By |

Enjoy Life, Liberty and the Pursuit of Happiness! Every red-blooded, flag-waving, country-loving American knows that The Fourth of July is a day of great historic and national significance. Independence Day is a federal holiday marked by joyful celebrations in rural towns and sprawling cities across the nation. Americans show their patriotism by adorning their [...]