The American Summer Exchange program invites U.S. citizens to live and work with fellow students from around the world for 6-12 weeks, build valuable workforce skills, and explore new corners of your own country with this summer-long experiential work and travel program.
About American Summer Exchange
The American Summer Exchange cultural exchange program provides U.S. college students with an exciting international and cultural exchange opportunity, right here in America. You will spend the summer living and working in an iconic U.S. vacation area alongside international college students participating in our Work & Travel USA Program.
Build your resume and develop global workforce skills
This summer job experience will set you apart from the crowd. More than ever before, employers are looking to hire team members with “cultural intelligence.” Employers are seeking people who know how to think and act in a complex environment and among a diverse group of people. They want team members with skills like:
Openness and curiosity
Critical thinking and adaptability
Problem-solving and decision-making ability
Tolerance of other personal values and behaviors.
You’ll gain all of these skills and more in American Summer Exchange. And we’ll help you learn how to talk to future employers about the skills you’ve gained from this summer job and cultural exchange experience.
Explore a new part of the U.S.
Have you ever been to the scenic Hudson Valley? The beaches of California? The seaside attractions of the Jersey Shore?
You’ll have the unique opportunity to live and work in a beautiful part of the U.S., hopefully somewhere you’ve never been before.
Make friends from around the world
You’ll live and work alongside international students from around the world who’ve traveled to the U.S. during their college summer vacations.
You’ll hang out together and learn about cultural differences in the workplace and college student life abroad.
You’ll gain cross-cultural communication skills, broaden your cultural horizons, and make new international friends.
And you can travel before and after your program and see even more of America.
Work an awesome summer job
We’ll match you with one of our trusted U.S. host employers. You’ll become a valued member of the team, earn at least minimum wage, and work between 32-40 hours per week.
We’ll arrange local housing and support you throughout your experience.
All job placements are seasonal and entry level positions at one of the following U.S. host businesses
Costs / Benefits
All job placements will earn at least minimum wage. Hourly pay will vary depending on the specific host employer and position.
Participants must be:
18 years old at program start date
Legal to work in the U.S.
Graduate of an accredited U.S. high school
Enrolled full-time in a classroom-based U.S. college, university, or other higher-education institution, either currently or starting in fall 2022
Committed to participating in the cultural and professional development aspects of the program
All qualified applicants will be contacted by an InterExchange staff member to begin the interview and placement process.