ExchangesConnect is a great place to meet all types of people from
around the world.
Click the Members
tab on the top toolbar from any page on
the site to see a list of our current members.
Use our Advanced Search tool
to find friends from a specific
country or exchange program. You can also invite people who you
already know to join ExchangesConnect by clicking Invite
on the top toolbar. Once you find
someone you would like to meet, click "Add as Friend" next to his
or her name.
Making and Keeping Friends on ExchangesConnect
Remember that because of our diversity, we all have unique styles
of communicating. Before adding a lot of friends, we suggest that
you customize your own profile page
by adding a photo and
some information about yourself. People are more likely to
communicate with someone who looks friendly and with whom they may
share some interests.
We suggest that when you friend a member, you should leave a
friendly, positive message on his or her wall introducing yourself.
Let your new friend know a little bit about yourself and why you
Communication Tip: We suggest not getting too "personal"
when communicating with new friends (for example, commenting on
their appearance, using terms of endearment or nicknames, or asking
about their age, location, or other personal information that is
not already shown on their profile page). Since we all come from
different cultures, we have different expectations for privacy. Try
to respect your new friends' privacy.
Make sure that you pay attention when your friend responds to you,
and show interest in what your friend has to say. Ask your friend
about his or her life and country, and see if you have any common
interests that you can discuss.
Finally, notice what makes your friend unique and think about the
different ways that diversity makes our world richer and more