InterExchange is excited to announce the grand prize winner of our winter 2014-15 InterExplorer cultural activities contest: Britta A., an InterExchange Au Pair USA participant from Germany! Britta won our grand prize, a GoPro video camera, for sharing snapshots of her numerous culturally diverse activities.
Our inaugural InterExchange InterExplorer contest launched in the summer of 2014 with hundreds of contestants and the acclaim and congratulations of Robin Lerner, Former Deputy Assistant Secretary of State for Private Sector Exchange. InterExplorer encourages our J-1 cultural exchange participants to showcase photos and videos of how they experience American culture throughout their time on a cultural exchange program. The interactive competition is also an opportunity for them to inspire each other through social media to engage in uniquely American experiences.
Our winter season contest ran from December 15, 2014 to March 15, 2015, during which InterExplorers shared photos, videos, and stories of exploring American historical sites, like Bunker Hill in Boston; sharing foods from their home countries and eating American food and snacks, like s'mores; attending sports events and experiencing American football for the first time; visiting renowned museums; and making new friends along the way.
Our engaged InterExplorers posted their adventures daily and earned points toward prizes like Starbucks and Amazon gift cards, with the top InterExplorer winning our grand prize, a GoPro camera!
We also congratulate our high-scoring competitors who earned enough points for a $100 Amazon gift card: Melissa P., Au Pair USA participant from Mexico; Janita T., Au Pair USA participant from Germany; Jan S., Career Training USA participant from Germany; and Marine V., Au Pair USA participant from France.
The InterExchange InterExplorer cultural activities contest will continue to expand as more participants get involved and see the value of sharing their cultural exchange experiences.
InterExchange is proud to have an experienced team that is dedicated to international cultural exchange. We come from a variety of backgrounds, but nearly every member of our New York City-based staff has extensive experience traveling, working, or living abroad.