These community guidelines, developed with input from members,
are designed to help guide you in participating in
ExchangesConnect and interacting with others.
- Be yourself – Tell us what your interests are,
post pictures and videos (only your own, please!), and personalize
your page. Read more on “Getting Started."
- Protect your personal information – Keep your
contact information secret (email addresses, phone numbers, instant
messenger screen names, and more). Be careful about arranging any
in-person meetings with people you may meet on this site. Read more
Safety on Social Networks.”
- Do not advertise – ExchangesConnect is a
community for people to learn from others about cultures and
international exchange, not to advertise an
unrelated/commerical business, service, website, or job
opening. That said, passing along a link to a relevant website or
blog consistent with ExchangesConnect's mission is perfectly
appropriate. If you encounter solicitation or inappropriate
behavior on ExchangesConnect, report it.
- Be positive and polite – We are here to learn
and to exchange ideas, not to insult or judge each other. Remember
that there is a person on the other end of the technology.
- Be respectful – Be respectful of others’
privacy and do not request personal information or make others feel
uncomfortable. ExchangesConnect is not a website to look for dating
or romance. Remember to keep conversations appropriate, since we
have both adult and youth members.
- Be curious – If you have a question, ask and
learn from others! There are many people who can help answer
- Be helpful – If someone has a question that
you can answer about your culture, country, or a program you are
familiar with, respond!
- Stay on-topic – Keep the conversation relevant
to international exchange and cultures in our groups and discussion
- Be supportive – Many people here are learning
about new cultures and lifestyles for the first time. Help teach
Please also review our full Terms of Service. Contact
Michelle, ExchangesConnect Administrator, if you have