12 01, 2018

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

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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!

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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

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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!

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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 [...]

1 08, 2017

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

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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 [...]

26 06, 2017

Happy Independence Day!

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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 [...]

26 05, 2017

Land of the Free Because of the Brave

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Memorial Day is a revered American holiday that honors the memory, patriotism, courage and ultimate sacrifice of American soldiers. In 1971, the last Monday in May was declared the official day for observing the memories of the men and women who lost their lives while serving in the United States military. In the years [...]