J Day is a nationwide celebration of the power of international exchange. International exchange participants will come together with their American hosts to "eat, play, and give" -- to share cultural diversity and American customs, to give back to their communities, and to have some fun. J Day is also an opportunity to raise awareness of the J-1 Exchange Visitor Program (EVP) and spread the word about the power and breadth of cultural exchange.
J Day was piloted in the summer of 2014 by three Alliance members -- Greenheart Exchange, CENET: Cultural Exchange Network, and Spirit Cultural Exchange.
Building upon last year's success, this year's J Day will be not only bigger in terms of J-1 participants involved, but also open to all sponsors in all J categories (Alliance members and non-members alike). To further spread the reach of J Day, Alliance partners, host employers, as well as local citizens and officials, are also encouraged to participate in J Day.