Project Exchange

  • Location
    Vancouver, Washington
  • Status

The Problem

Today’s critical issues are global. From climate change and clean water, to sustainable cities gender inclusivity, it’s critical for young changemakers to recognize the power in cross-cultural collaboration. And yet, there are so many barriers to cross-cultural educational opportunities. Whether it be financial reasons, documentation, family life, or something else, too many young people in the U.S. and abroad do not have access to broaden worldview through global citizenship. Technology changes this equation. Through technology, from Digital Exchange Programs to social media, Project Exchange seeks to democratize access to exploring the intersections between culture, personal & community identity, and today’s global issues.

Our Plan

Project Exchange is a youth-led, 503c3 nonprofit organization increasing access to cross-cultural experiences for high school & college students around the globe. Our 10-week Digital Exchange Program (DEP) simulates the authentic study abroad experience — through technology, we provide a platform to investigate culture, global citizenship, and change. Not only do we provide 1:1 cross-cultural learning opportunities through the DEP, Project Exchange serves as a platform to invite young changemakers around the globe to engage in cross-cultural conversations about today’s critical issues through our blog, newsletters, social media, and upcoming podcasts & educational live-streams.

Themes Addressed

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    Indigenous Rights
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    Peace & Safety

The Benefit

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