JDAY - Orlando, Florida

"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." - Alliance Exchange 

On Tuesday, August 1st, Michele, WWCE's VPO, hosted a JDAY event that joined our Summer Work and Travel participants who originate from all over the world!

EAT. In appreciation of everyone's cultural background, our JDAY event featured a cultural potluck. Participants contributed: 

  • Filipino Adobo
  • Chinese Dumplings
  • Chinese Tea Eggs
  • Ghana Jollof Rice 
  • Filipino Sticky Rice - Biko
  • And WWCE provided Subs, Apple Pie, Chips and Lemonade

PLAY. Participants gathered at one of the participant apartment complexes to spend time in the club house and pool. Participants enjoyed food, conversation, and American games like Monopoly and Uno!

GIVE. Each participant donated a canned food item to those in need. The day was filled with great fun and food to get to know one another, but we wanted to go beyond feeding one another, and help feed the community that have embraced the participants. 

K.Leigh FurzerSWT