Working in cultural exchange for the past 25 years I have witnessed the impact that programs such as AIFS'. Quite simply cultural exchange changes lives. An AIFS program opens a window to other cultures and traditions, fosters acceptance and builds empathy. It challenges preconceptions and offers an experience with lifelong returns.
Since AIFS’ inception over 1.6 million young people have participated one of our programs around the globe. I hope that I may welcome you to that growing AIFS family.
ABOUT: Wendi joined AIFS as its managing director in 2005 after holding management roles with DFAT and CIEE. She has lived and worked in Boston, London and Tokyo, and speaks Japanese.
Wendi is currently the Chairperson of the Backpacker & Youth Tourism Advisory Panel (BYTAP) and previously served as the President of the Cultural Au Pair in Australia Association (CAPAA) from 2014 until 2019. She is a regular guest speaker at industry events and in the media.