Cultural exchange day celebration
Guli Iskandarova 08/05/2019
Monday, August 5, 2019 marks Exchange Day, a nationwide celebration of the power of international exchanges! International exchange participants are joining their American hosts to "eat, play, and give" — sharing cultural diversity and American customs, to give back to their communities, and to have some fun.
We were honored to be a part of an event featuring a world-traveled panel discussion, a clothing exchange and donation, live Brazilian Bossa Nova music, hors d’oeuvres, and drinks, organized by Greenheart in collaboration with Hosteling International USA and WorldChicago. Key takeaways from the event:
- Culture shock is unavoidable, embrace it
- Get outside your comfort zone
- Cultural exchange is a bridge to enhance the mutual understanding and friendship between the people of different nations
Do a thorough research of the place you are going to
Under the motto “Eat, Play, Give,” other cities across the United States hold events providing international exchange program participants, alumni, and their hosts an opportunity to enjoy American cuisine, share cultural diversity and customs, and give back to their local communities.
Perhaps one of the greatest means to achieve global peace and harmony is cultural exchange. Your participation in this event, either in person or virtually, will help spread the word about the impact and breadth of international exchange programs in the United States. To learn more, go to the Exchange Day 2019 site.