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The Cultural Exchange
Best Practice Working Group
The Cultural Exchange Working Group was established in August 2020 with the aim of facilitating dialogue and enhancing collaboration between WYSE. This group is committed to delivering best practice recommendations in order that businesses within the sector are in the best possible shape to withstand and effectively respond to potential challenges.

From 2020 to 2022, the groups focus related to crisis management. More recently, the group has focused on such topics as building relationships with the local embassies and improving participant return rates.

Improving Return Rates

The membership of the working group reflects the diversity of WYSE, with current members from Singapore, Turkey, Uzbekistan, Peru, UK and USA.

You can find their best practice recommendation here:

  • Best practices for Crisis Management. Read more
  • Best practices for building relationships with Local Embassy staff. Read more
  • Best practices to improve Participant Return Rates. Read more

Members of the working group

Robyn Walker

Chair of the Working Group

Marina Seet


Iza Gyuricza

Smaller Earth

Mariapia Inurritegui

Universal Student Echange
Latin America

Rafael Espinoza

Universal Student Exchange
Latin America

Alexis Blackburn-Rose


Laura Sukgen

Troy International

Darya Modestova

Global Friends

Watch the previous webinar from the working group

Watch the previous webinar where members of the working group discuss whether youth travel organisations are prepared for crisis management: Stronger together: Best practice for crisis management