Vital Regions

The Americas


Our headquarters is located in Washington, DC, a hub for the international world. It is often the first stop in a new country for our more than 5,000 yearly exchange students. It is often the last stop in a familiar place for the 1,600 American participants who go on overseas programs each year. Over the years, our host families in all 50 states have helped future CEOs with their homework, introduced ambassadors to America’s favorite pastime, and have shared their homes with visitors who became family. We are proud to help make those connections, in America and abroad.


Farea Al-Muslimi
[Learning English] opened doors to other opportunities, which have allowed me to see the world beyond my village and feel that I can have an impact.
Farea Al-Muslimi,
From Yemen; hosted in the US
Did you Know?

Participants give more than 13,000 presentations on world cultures each year, reaching more than 258,000 people across the United States.