Rehoboth Beach Celebrates National Exchange Visitor Day

August 8th, 2019

Every year the U.S. Department of State’s Exchange Visitor Program brings more than 300,000 international citizens to the United States on 15 different exchange programs to study, teach, conduct research, share specialized skills, and receive on-the-job training. The Exchange Visitor Program is a cultural exchange with a focus on education, research, and skills development. Exchange participants hone their professional skills, strengthen their English language ability, and experience the American culture while teaching us about their cultures. These experiences ultimately help exchange participants and Americans evolve into citizen ambassadors that become leaders in their home countries and bring people together to breakdown stereotypes, dispel myths and foster intercultural learning and understanding in their communities. 

The City of Rehoboth Beach and the Rehoboth Beach Police Department welcomed exchange visitors on August 5, 2019, to celebrate National 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. Students started the day with a service project painting benches that will be donated to the new Rehoboth Elementary School along with beach and boardwalk trash cans. The service project was followed by lunch and a tour of City Hall. “Exchange Day encourages and inspires us to take action and practice the lessons of cultural appreciation and understanding. These actions strengthen our community,” said Mayor Paul Kuhns. To learn more visit j1visa.state.gov.

Exchange Visitors celebrate National Exchange Day with the City of Rehoboth Beach and the Rehoboth Beach Police Department.

Exchange Visitors paint benches to donate to Rehoboth Elementary School.