About InterExchange

In 1968, our founders, Uta and Paul Christianson, created a nonprofit organization that would connect young people from around the world with life-changing international exchange opportunities. We’ve been placing au pairs with American host families for over 30 years.

Over the past 50 years, InterExchange has become a leading nonprofit international exchange organization. More than 300,000 young people have taken part in one of our exchange programs over the past 50 years.

We create exchange opportunities both for international students and young professionals to experience the United States, and for young Americans to travel abroad. We are a proud partner of the U.S. Department of State in administering five J-1 visa Exchange Visitor Programs (Au Pair, Camp Counselor, Intern, Summer Work Travel, and Trainee).

The InterExchange Foundation supports young Americans with a passion for improving the world. Established in 2007, the Foundation provides grants to young Americans who wish to participate in meaningful projects abroad and to share their experiences to further international understanding and promote cultural awareness.

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