We envision communities where all people communicate, connect and succeed.

Our mission is to improve immigrant lives through English education, and unite communities across cultures.


Here are a few great ways to build community between immigrants and non-immigrants, wherever you are!

  1.  Smile. It’s simple but effective.
  2.  If someone is struggling with English, speak slowly, clearly, and avoid complex metaphors and idioms. Learning a new language is difficult! If you’ve never done it, try it and you’ll empathize.
  3. Learn more about immigrant experiences and why people come here. For many it’s to escape unsafe countries or provide better education for their children. Many face the heartbreaking inability to visit a dying mother, father, or sibling in their native country. Imagine that.
  4. Get to know immigrants on a meaningful level by volunteering to teach English with organizations like Intercambio, or others that enable you to connect directly across cultures. These programs that unite communities are models for the world when it comes to positive human relations.

Not all immigrants are the same, but most who come to programs like Intercambio are here to learn, work hard, participate, and give their kids educational opportunities they never had. If you want to make those folks feel welcome here, walk the talk and take action today.

Join the Intercambio team, get involved, and make a difference in your community!

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We Believe

Our communities are safer and stronger when everyone can communicate – and it begins with language.

Educating parents leads to an educated family.

Our communities are more prosperous when all people have the opportunity to succeed and give back.

Learning and teaching English can be hard — make it fun!


Intercambio works with students from all over the world

Algeria    •    Argentina    •    Bangladesh    •    Bolivia    •    Bosnia and Herzegovina    •    Brazil    •    Cambodia    •    Canada    •    Chile    •    China    •    Colombia    •    Costa Rica    •    Cuba    •    Ecuador    •    El Salvador    •    Ethiopia    •    France    •    Germany    •    Guatemala    •    Honduras    •    India    •    Iran    •    Israel    •    Italy    •    Japan    •    Jordan    •    North Korea    •    Kuwait    •    Laos    •    Libya    •    Lithuania    •    Mali    •    Mexico    •    Mongolia    •    Myanmar    •    Nepal    •    Nicaragua    •    Oman    •    Palestine    •    Paraguay    •    Peru    •    Poland    •    Russia    •    Rwanda    •    Saudi Arabia    •    South Korea    •    Spain    •    Switzerland    •    Taiwan    •    Tibet    •    Turkey    •    Ukraine    •    Uruguay    •    Venezuela    •    Vietnam

Intercambio® Uniting Communities is a 501C(3) public charity founded in 2001.