Description: All J-1 participants in Galveston are invited to take part in the J Day event at Schlitterbahn Waterpark. Participants are encouraged to bring canned goods to be donated to the Galveston Food Bank. J-1 participants will work in teams to color flag of their country. All the flags will be framed and displayed at the Galveston Visitor’s Center.
Lake Ridge, VA
Organization: Premier Aquatics
Event name: Lifeguard Olympics Food Drive
Location: Lake Ridge Pool, 12396 Oakwood Drive, Lake Ridge, VA 22192
Description: participants will compete against each other while collecting food donations. The "admission price" for everyone is two non-perishable food items, to be donated to the Capital Area Food Bank.
Description: A time to celebrate and recognize J-1 participants! All J-1 participants from the JW Marriott Miami and the JW Marriott Marquis Miami, their managers, and the Executive Committee are invited to attend a day of fun and other activities.
Middle River, MD
Organization(s): Apex PROaupair
Event name: Eat, Play, Give! - Come Celebrate J-Day!
Description: Participants will help clean up trash and debris on the beach behind Runaway Island, Sharky’s, Reef Motel & Seahaven Motel from 4:30 PM until 5:30 PM. All participants should arrive at the Seahaven Conference Center between 4:00 PM and 4:30 PM. After the clean up, there will be food, fun, and fellowship – complete with music provided by a D.J . This is a great opportunity to meet new friends, share cultures, and give back to the community by helping to keep the beaches beautiful.
Description: Participants will deliver groceries for low income families in a Raleigh. Volunteering experience will be followed by refreshments. Due to event capacity, this event is open only to InterExchange participants.
San Destin, FL
Organization: GEC – Global Educational Concepts
Event name: J Day Fun Beach Day
Location: Topsail Hill Preserve State Park, 7525 W Scenic Hwy 30A, Santa Rosa Beach, FL 32459
Description: Students will meet at the clubhouse at 3:00 pm for a day full of food, fun & fellowship – Barbecue and light snacks provided. Don’t forget to bring your swim suit. Come join in the fun, meet new friends, share your culture & enjoy our beautiful beach!
Virginia Beach, VA
Event name: J Day in Virginia Beach
Location: Peabody's Nightclub, 209 21st Street Virginia Beach, VA 23451
Description: This August, for the fourth year in a row, thousands of J-1 Visa Exchange Program participants will gather together to take part in J Day- a national celebration of the power of international exchange! From collecting food donations and school supplies for families in need, to taking part in beach clean ups and volunteering at local food banks, exchange participantsmake an impact in their American host communities! This year, all J-1 Visa Exchange Program participants in the Virginia Beach, VA area are invited to #CelebrateJDay and #EatPlayGive at the Peabody's nightclub! *** Doors open at 7 PM. Free entrance to all J-1 students! *** Special VIP area with free pizza, chicken wings and soft drinks from 8 PM - 10 PM!!! Register Here
Event Description: Come enjoy happy hour with the American Immigration Council exchange community and support local refugees. Earn two free drink tickets on arrival when you bring an item to donate to the IRC resource center. The IRC has requested donations of gift cards, Metro SmarTrip cards, and umbrellas. Easy peasy! Let's show them how much our exchange community cares!