When we talk about collaborative impact, related to the Junior Enterprise Global Network shared purpose , we envision a future where junior enterprises exchange knowledge and collaborate on projects at a global scale..
To make this future happen today, we invite you to be a traveler or a host in the Exchange Program. We invite you to be an agent of change, that bridges the connection of knowledge, people and JEs from different countries.
We challenge you to leave your mark in building a more connected Global Network.
We challenge you to strengthen our bonds.
An adventure unlike any other
In this edition of the Exchange Program, that will happen between June and September of 2019, you will have two different options to build a stronger and more connected Global Network:
You can travel to another country where you'll be hosted for up to 3 weeks by a local junior entrepreneur and their JE. During these weeks, you'll work part-time for your host JE, living their routine, learning about their network, receiving tranings and contributing with your skills and knowledges.
You can host a Junior Enterpreneur from anywhere in the World that will bring a new culture, new ideas, experiences and knowledge from their own country, network and Junior Enterprise.
But it's much more than that. In both cases, you will also be challenged to go beyond.
You will share purpose, stories & moments together with your exchangers or hosts. You will have an incredible intercultural experience, learning and sharing a lot of knowledge. And you'll know more about (and even experience) a new network, different from yours but for sure with several good practices to be shared.
"It's totally different from what you're used to in your JE. The personal learning I had on the program was quite absurd."Bruna, Traveler to Argentina
To where can I go or from where can I host someone?
There will be hosts and travelers from 5 regions. To apply as a traveler, you have to pick your 1st & 2nd options of regions. Your profile will then be shown to possible hosts in these locations!
USA, Canada and Mexico
In total, there are 30+ JEs in this region, spread across some of the best univeristies of their countries.
Some of these are established JEs while others are new initiatives, but they are all looking to grow. Help them with this goal and your work could become part of their history!
Brazil, Argentina and more!
In Brazil, you'll find the largest national network in the world, with 800+ JEs working to be the best version of themselves.
And in Argentina, 4 JEs are actively participating of the Exchange Program, and their network should grow a lot in the next few years! In others countries, like Peru, Chile and Colombia, you'll find young teams working to get clients, recruit members and collaborating to launch their confederations. Join them in this challenge and leave your mark in the rise of a National network!
For every option, a very entrepreneurial experience awaits you.
France, Germany & many others (15 in total)
The largest and oldest JEs in the world are here! And don't let their age fool you: european JEs are innovating at a fast pace.
France and Germany JEs are recurring participants of the Exchange Program, but you still may have the opportunity to go to / receive participants Austria, Belgium, Italy, Netherlands, Poland, Portugal, Romenia, Spain, Switzerland, UK and even more!
For sure a great experience of sharing of good practices!
Tunisia, Morocco, Cameroon and more!
Tunisia (38+ JEs) and Morocco (9+ JEs) are relevant participants in the Exchange Program, having already had many hosts and travelers!
Their JEs, which work in a wide variety of fields, are growing, work together frequently and are also often very close to one another geographically.
Also, you may have the opportunity to visit Cameroon (10+ JEs) and other countries that have newborn networks, like
Come with energy or be prepared to host very motivated people, because you'll find here many opportunities to learn and leave an impact!
Australia, India, Pakistan and more!
Asia and Oceania
Our Movement is getting stronger every year! For the first time, there will be the possibility of traveling to newborn Junior Enterprises or Junior Initiatives of countries that still do not have national Confederations.Australia, India and Pakistan are leading the enlargement of the JE concept in Asia and Oceania regions. Are you ready to travel to one of these countries or receive a Junior Entrepreneur and with your own effort give a significant contribution to the enlargement of our Global Network?
We will try to match travelers and hosts in a way that we achieve the biggest impact. Travelers may indicate preference for a specific language or country, but we cannot guarantee fulfillment of these preferences.
Once we have a match possibility, the host meets the possible travelers via videoconference and, if everything goes well with the dates selected and both have similar goals with the program, we proceed with the match and we get to the next steps to confirm the exchange via a Compromise Term signature and the payment of a €120 participation fee. After this, JE Global Team will provide all the aid that both sides need, with travel tips, planning of the Exchange schedule, legal processes to travel and so on.
This fee helps support the Enlargement, Connection and Support to Confederations work of Junior Enterprises Global around the world and is what we charge for our work organizing the program.
Tip from our team:
If you want to save money, consider picking the region of your own country as one of your preferences! We will then show your profile to hosts in other countries near yours!
On the other hand, for a more challenging experience, pick the regions that are most different from your own!
Estimate your costs
Select your home region and your destination region below for a rough estimate of the program's costs! While applying as a traveler, you should research the cost of these and other items (like passports and visas).
Everyone who applies should be concious of the required investments.
Participation Fee: €120
Travel Insurance (Average): €80
Basic Food & Transport (21 days): €300
Plane Tickets (Atlanta < > Montreal): €230
Your cost estimate: €730
Register today for better chances
As soon as you apply for the Exchange Program, we will start showing your profile to possible hosts.
This means that the quicker that you sign-up, the quicker you can be selected!
So what are you waiting for?
Click the button bellow to sign-up as a traveler in the Exchange Program:
The link above will take you to the sign-up form for travelers.
When signing-up, please pay attention to the instructions in the form.
Sign-ups for travelers are open until April 30th. After that, we will start the Matching Period, when the Hosts JEs will interview Travel candidates to discuss about the Exchange. We will work hard to have all matches completed until May 10th.
Once your match is complete and your participation confirmed, we will add you to a group with all this edition's travelers, so that you can start planning your journey with a support from our team!
The program is open to Junior Entrepreneurs from all around the world!
To participate, you need to:
- Be fluent (or at least have advanced level) in English or the local language of the country you'll be travelling to;
- & be currently part of the JE movement or have a maximum of 1 year outside it.
Apply now to get more time to plan the Exchange with your visitor!
As a host, you will have the opportunity to receive a foreigner Junior Entrepreneur in your home for some weeks. This Traveler will work for your JE, exchange experiences, learn and teach useful content and, of course, will be your new international friend!
At first, you will apply your Junior Enterprise, indicating the responsible for the Exchange. Next, we will send you the travelers' profiles that we think that suits best your JE. This means that you will receive some options and you will be able to interview them in order to select the traveler! It is a great opportunity to have a new culture in your own home! Bonus: Hosts have 50% discount for their members to travel to another JE in the Exchange Program!
So what are you waiting for?
Click the button bellow to apply your JE as a host in the Exchange Program:
There is NO participation fee for hosts. The participation fee is only paid by travelers. For travelers, the following discounts are available:
- 20% off the participation fee for members of JEs with 2 travelers in this edition;
- 30% off for JEs with 3 travelers;
- 40% off for JEs with 4 or more travelers;
- And 50% off for members of JEs that have been a host in a prior edition or will be a host in this edition.
These discounts mean that it's a good idea to invite your colleagues to also participate in the program, so, spread the word!
Having the privilege of working with LisbonPH members has been the highlight of my time in Portugal. I can't say nothing except thank them for the good times and sweet memories that we shared together. Not only have I enjoyed working with them, but I have also gained a lot of experience and now I know how a well-functioning JE should be run. My journey with LisbonPH has prepared me for the next steps.Rania, Traveler to Portugal
The exchange about the similarities and differences of the two student consultancies, Janus and TECMEC, was of great benefit. The characteristics of a German JE could be shown and improved with the help of Brazilian methods. But also Karol got great ideas for the work of her JE!Adrian, Host from Germany
During our stay, we got to discover the way they work in the JE and more importantly got to discuss the differences between our practices and how our young JE could learn from its Brazilian peers in order to be more efficient and increase its productivity. Our short but intense week in São Paulo made us rething the way we do things back in Morocco and pushed us to start a restructuration of our activities.Hicham, Traveler to Brazil
The experience offers the possibility of growth in the JE, you learn new ways of management and values from other countries. It is always a joy to receive an exchanger because they bring with them a lot of energy and motivation that transmits the feeling of being part of a larger and stronger movement, this motivates you to do moreRocio, Host from Argentina