April 16, 2014

"Do something that keeps your dream alive every day."

Misato Oi, a sophomore at Kyoto University, shares her experience on the TOMODACHI MetLife Women’s Leadership Program, from discovering new confidence in herself to learning about different styles of leadership during the group’s visit to the United States.

April 15, 2014

We had a wonderful time enjoying the National Cherry Blossom Festival in DC this weekend with a few of our Korea WEST participants!

April 14, 2014
Countries of the World Quiz

Get your brain going this Monday morning… How many countries can you name in 12 minutes?

April 10, 2014

Our Young African Leaders International Visitor Leadership Program (IVLP) group attended last month’s Africa Policy Breakfast. Two of the emerging leaders, representing Ghana and Rwanda, participated on the panel, where they discussed the role of youth leadership in Africa’s development, the support necessary to cultivate youth participation, and their hopes for Africa’s future. 

Find out more.

April 7, 2014

Our Alfa Fellows just returned from a trip to Sochi. It was a special trip this year, as they were able to see all the Olympic venues, roads and landscaping after the city welcomed the Olympic Games.

The group had a rare chance to visit all the venues, including the Sanki bobsleigh track and the Bolshoy Ice Dome, where all the hockey games were held. They also visited the famous Fisht Olympic Stadium, where all the opening and closing ceremonies took place, with the chance to enter where all the VIP delegations entered during the ceremonies, including all the presidents of all the countries. 

The fellows also visited the famous Stalin’s dacha and had a fun ride on military tracks, crossing the river many times to a beautiful place called “33 Waterfalls.”

March 27, 2014

Our Azerbaijani International Visitor Leadership Program (IVLP) had a great time in Minneapolis, exploring school management techniques through visits arranged by the wonderful Minnesota International Center.

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March 25, 2014
"The simple truth is that study abroad is no longer just an excuse for college students to backpack across Europe or relax on foreign beaches; it’s an economic and strategic imperative."

— Folks weigh in on a recent New York Times article on the value of studying abroad and international experience.

(Source: The New York Times)

March 18, 2014

Our Azerbaijani International Visitor Leadership Program (IVLP) participants had a great visit today with the Meridian Public Charter School in DC. They’ll spend the next few weeks visiting 3 U.S. cities to explore innovative practices in school and education management. Read more

March 12, 2014

Our team is working to advance the U.S.-India relationship through international education and exchange. Learn more about our Educating for Exchange workshops in India this week, which are supported by the U.S. Consulate General Chennai.

February 24, 2014

This weekend Cultural Vistas staff joined  international interns and trainees from Brazil, China, Egypt, Germany, and India for a fun afternoon of ice skating at the National Mall in Washington, D.C.

February 15, 2014

As part of his three-week International Visitor Leadership Program, Taiwanese Legislator Tien-Lin Chao had an eventful visit in New Hampshire thanks to the World Affairs Council of New Hampshire.

Legislator Chao’s visit was aimed at exploring medical and health insurance policymaking, youth involvement in politics, and state government. During his time in the state he had the opportunity to meet with with New Hampshire Deputy Secretary of State Dave Scanlan, New Hampshire State House Representative WiIliam O’Brien, and Governor Maggie Hassan.

Read more about Legislator Chao’s IVLP itinerary.

February 13, 2014
Offiziell Eröffnet! Vielen Dank an die zahlreichen Besucher gestern Abend in Berlin.

Offiziell Eröffnet! Vielen Dank an die zahlreichen Besucher gestern Abend in Berlin.

February 12, 2014

Young innovators from Denmark, Romania, Belgium, France, Germany, Hungary and Portugal are in the U.S. for 10 days as part of #InnoTourUSA, a professional tour centering on entrepreneurship and innovation, sponsored by the Department of State’s International Visitor Leadership Program.

Earlier this week, the EU contingent met with Deputy U.S. Trade Representative, Ambassador Miriam Sapiro and discussed trade agreements between the U.S. and the EU and how to think more strategically about the use of patents and how they might benefit entrepreneurs.

Read more about their visit and follow updates in real time

February 7, 2014

February 6, 2014

Leading up to this year’s Global Ties U.S. (formerly National Council of International Visitors) national conference, Cultural Vistas gathered together international exchange participants and alumni, Community-Based Organization representatives, and various other guests and staff members for an evening celebrating the benefits of citizen diplomacy.

Read more about the DC Gathering in the recap.