The purpose of the IACE is to promote friendship and goodwill among Air Cadets of the participating countries, to encourage participants to develop an interest in international affairs, and to reward those Air Cadets who have rendered outstanding services to the Squadrons over a period of years. The IACE is intended only for outstanding senior Cadets who will present Canada with distinction. Exchange Cadets have the opportunity to visit air bases, centres of industry, world landmarks, universities, cultural centres and museums, and experience private hospitality with host families. Host countries may include: Australia, Belgium, France, Germany, Hong Kong, Israel, Netherlands, New Zealand, South Korea, Turkey, United Kingdom and the USA. Exchange dates are from mid-July to early August.