Exchange Visitor Spotlight

From Thailand to the City That Never Sleeps

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From Thailand to the City That Never Sleeps

Noat Somprakit came to the United States from Thailand as an Exchange Visitor to complete a Business Management traineeship in New York, New York in the summer of 2016. Since then, Noat has been immersed in American culture and shared his own rich culture with colleagues and friends. He has become a part of the […]

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Getting to Know a J-1: Ramachandran Nallusamy

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Getting to Know a J-1: Ramachandran Nallusamy

 Name: Ramachandran Nallusamy Training Location: Suwanee, Georgia Originally From: India What have you found most surprising about America? 99 percent of the people are following traffic rules. What’s the strangest thing you’ve observed while on your visit? Punctuality What one thing would you like to take from America and bring back home? The people are enjoying life […]

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Getting to Know a J-1: Tanya Kakaradova

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Getting to Know a J-1: Tanya Kakaradova

Name:  Tanya Kakaradova Training Location: Baton Rouge, Louisiana Originally From: Bulgaria What have you found most surprising about America? Regardless of how advanced this country is in many aspects, building wooden houses instead of the solid concrete and brick alternative still astonishes me. What’s the strangest thing you’ve observed while on your visit? The colorfulness of the […]

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Getting to Know a J-1: Joyce Bouwens

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Getting to Know a J-1: Joyce Bouwens

Name: Joyce Bouwens Training Location: Gainesville, Texas Originally From: The Netherlands What have you found most surprising about America? The people are very warm and welcoming. What’s the strangest thing you’ve observed while on your visit? Everything is bigger in Texas: big trucks, their love for fried food and BBQ! What did you find to be true or false […]

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Getting to Know a J-1: Vladislav Haralampiev

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Getting to Know a J-1: Vladislav Haralampiev

Name: Vladislav Haralampiev Training Location: San Francisco, California Originally From: Bulgaria What have you found most surprising about the U.S.? First three things that come to my mind: People work harder the U.S. than in Bulgaria. The weather in San Francisco is very nice. From what people tell me, this is year round. And after visiting the […]

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Getting to Know a J-1: Tausifa Hasin Tajalli

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Getting to Know a J-1: Tausifa Hasin Tajalli

Current Location: Seattle, WA Originally From: Bangladesh Where are you currently working? In Business Development at the Starbucks Corporation What have you found most surprising about America? All people seem rich. Even the living standard of the dogs seems higher than mine! What’s the strangest thing you’ve observed while on your visit? People don’t use […]

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Getting to Know a J-1: Nadine Hartung

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Getting to Know a J-1: Nadine Hartung

Current Location: New York City Originally From: Germany What have you found most surprising about America? America’s diversity really surprised me. What’s the strangest thing you’ve observed while on your visit? A strange and one of my best experiences was watching the sold out Rangers game in Yankee stadium while it was snowing and ice […]

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Getting to Know a J-1: Isaac Safdie

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Getting to Know a J-1: Isaac Safdie

Current location: Boston, MA Originally from: Brazil. What one thing would you like America to adopt from your home? The passion for soccer. What has been your least favorite part about your experience here? The winter was pretty bad. I never experienced something like that. Someone you know from back home is coming to America […]

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2012 Photo Contest Winner: Sharon Panackal, “Blue Angels” (Seattle, WA)

2012 Photo Contest Winner: Sharon Panackal, “Blue Angels” (Seattle, WA)

In November of last year, the International Exchange Center began publicizing our Annual Photo Contest. We received an email from Sharon Panackal: “I am attaching the photograph with this email, and below is the caption I have written about the photograph… On the day after the completion of my internship at Starbucks, and the day […]

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March 2014 Exchange Visitor of the Month: Carla Parzianello

March 2014 Exchange Visitor of the Month: Carla Parzianello

Carla Parzianello is a J-1 trainee in Human Resources Management from Brazil. During her time at YMCA of the Rockies in Colorado, Carla has reached out to local Americans to share her culture. She has organized events for adults and spoken to kids in local schools. Check out her tips on how you can do […]

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