About Us

Connecting the World Through Cultural Exchange

We are a cultural exchange agency sponsoring young adults from around the world who participate in U.S. Department of State work and training programs. Our commitment is to provide the highest level of quality service to our participants and host companies. 

  • History

    Dynamic Global Exchange was designated by the U. S. Department of State as a sponsor in the Intern, the Summer Work and Travel, and the Training programs in early 2009.  When approached by any agency regarding the J-1 programs, it is most important to determine that agency bears this honorable distinction. Only “designated sponsors” have the authority to produce the necessary immigration documents required by the U.S. Embassies and Consulates to apply for a J-1 visa.  Only “designated sponsors” have been thoroughly vetted by the U.S. Department of State assuring, among other things, the agency is meticulously knowledgeable regarding ALL aspects of the J-1 programs. NOT working directly with a designated sponsor adds additional layers of cost and unnecessary operations which impede the availability of assistance and responsiveness for both participants and for hosting companies.

    Prior to founding Dynamic Global Exchange, Deb Martin worked as a director of the aupair program in Michigan beginning in the early 1990s. Desiring to be more involved in the programs, she began work on Dynamic Global Exchange in 2007.  The designation process is rightly long and quite arduous.  She was both overjoyed and quite proud for Dynamic Global Exchange to receive designation in early 2009. In 2014, after spending over 25 years admiring her mom's work in cultural exchange, Deb's daughter, Marisa Martin left her career in sales and marketing to join the Dynamic Global Exchange team.

  • Mission

    The world is a very big place and we work hard every day to try to make it smaller. We aim to create an environment for our participants, host companies, and international cooperators that allows all of us to share ideas and learn about each other's cultures. 

    At our core, we want to make the world a better place by encouraging friendships and understanding between people of the world. 

  • Approach

    From its inception, it was decided that Dynamic Global Exchange would be a “boutique agency.”  That is, we would remain small and selective by working with only high quality hosting companies and rigorously screened participants.  In this way, we are able to stay closely connected and continuously available to everyone associated with the agency. 

    The officers and staff of Dynamic Global Exchange are honored to have the trust of their participants and hosting companies.  We pledge to do everything necessary to protect that trust.