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Soul Bilíngue founder invited for live streaming with the U.S. Department of State

Updated: Mar 8, 2022

Ariane Noronha is going to talk about the impact of the exchange program in the US on her life and its importance to the creation of the social organization

The founder of Soul Bilíngue, Ariane Noronha

The Soul Bilingue founder and the U.S. Department of State will meet and live stream on Instragam today, the 17th, at 3 pm. Ariane Noronha was invited for a meeting hosted by the Deputy Assistant Secretary of educational and cultural affairs, Nicole Elkon. The meeting will be about the J1 visa, applied for exchange programs as Au Pair, Camp Counselors, and Summer Work and Travel. The chat will be streamed in English by the "Exchange Our World" page, and you can check it here.

"I felt honored by the invitation of the State Department and for the chance to talk about an exchange program that has changed my life completely and brought the opportunity to idealize the Soul Bilingue," says her.

The objective of Ariane's participation is to talk about her path during her trip and the global life impacts of coming back to Brazil. The founder of Soul Bilingue received notification this month, from Cultural Care from Washington DC, in the USA, saying that the American State Department was impressed by her history and the creation of Soul Bilingue after her Au Pair experience.

How everything started

Ariane accomplished her first exchange experience in 2014 as an Au Pair, being essential in this case, the J1 visa to enter the country with a work and travel permit. She lived in Virginia state where she took care of three kids for one year and a half. In 2018, she founded Soul Bilingue to help former students from public schools live the international experience and multiply their vision about the world, as it happened to her after her exchange.

What is the J1 Exchange Visitor?

The J1 visa is granted to people who apply to exchange or training programs. It was created to promote international interaction through cultural exchange. The J1 Exchange visitors in the USA can join many programs, including the government ones, academics, or the private sector.

About the U.S. Department of State

The American State Department is responsible for the international relations of the USA and is the equivalent of the "Ministério das Relações Exteriores" in other countries.

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