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.
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.
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.
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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.
We’re excited to have 23 representatives from NGOs in 22 different countries all together here in the United States for a three-week International Visitor Leadership Program focused on exploring various strategies utilized by American NGOs to further their missions.
Last week the delegates spent a day in Baltimore, including a meeting with the International Youth Foundation, allowing the visitors to form significant connections with valuable resources. See more photos on Facebook.
Our EdTech Ireland group enjoyed an eventful two days in Baltimore and Washington, D.C. The Irish edtech professionals are here in the United States on a program supported by the U.S. Embassy Dublin and U.S. Consulate Belfast.
Our very own Alfa Fellowship Program was cited by Russia Direct as one of the top 5 U.S.-Russia educational exchange programs based on interviews with program coordinators and alumni.
Get your 2014 off to a good start!
Cast Your Vote for the Fans’ Choice Photo Contest Winner
We chose our top four submissions, but now the ball is in your court. Help us decide who the Fans’ Choice winner will be in our 2013 Picture This! Photo Contest. “Like” your favorite photos to cast your vote.