We always love dancing Matt’s videos, but this one is an especially touching reminder of how connected we are across the globe.
"It was a short period but I knew it had certainly changed me, changed my perception of America and the way I approached situations."
Continuing a wonderful and worldly International Education Week, our Korea WEST interns shared Korean culture and customs with students at Riverside Elementary in Alexandria, Va., earlier this week.
We were honored to have Robin Lerner, Deputy Assistant Secretary for Private Sector Exchange at the U.S. Department of State’s Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs, also take part!
Our Bulgarian International Visitor Leadership Program (IVLP) group just finished a whirlwind three-week trip across the United States, exploring minority rights advocacy and the push for governmental and societal change in Washington, D.C., Milwaukee, Denver, and Miami.
Visits included the Colorado Latino Leadership, Advocacy, & Research Organization (CLLARO) and the Broward County Sheriff’s Office.
Our International Visitor Leadership Program (IVLP) group of Iraqi higher education leaders had a fantastic time in Ohio with the Cleveland Council on World Affairs, including visits to Case Western Reserve University and John Carroll University to explore topics related to higher education and graduate admissions.
Cultural Vistas staff, international interns, alumni and friends gathered together at our NYC Gathering to welcome back the inaugural class of Cultural Vistas Fellows from their eight-week internships in Berlin, Buenos Aires, and Singapore.
Kizuna Fellow Daisuke Ogata, currently finishing up his internship at the U.S. Center for Citizen Diplomacy in Des Moines, Iowa, was recently interviewed on Iowa Public Radio.
Listen in to hear Daisuke talk about the 3/11 disaster that affected his home in Fukushima, as well as why Des Moines is like his hometown.
Known for its ever-changing skyline, Singapore is a perfect for a civil engineering student to intern abroad!
2013 Cultural Vistas Fellow and University of Maryland student Ji Cha tells us all about a typical day interning abroad with an engineering firm in Singapore.
Consider America Updated!
Our Updating America group of student journalists are back in the U.K. now, but they had a great last day at Monticello.
From camping in a teepee to working in Berlin, life was never dull for Cultural Vistas Fellow Cassandra Carothers this summer.
The Brown University student shares a typical day during her internship abroad in Germany.
It has been a whirlwind week in NYC (and at Yale!) for our nine U.K. teens, here in the States on a two-week student journalism exchange program, funded by the U.S. Embassy in London’s Cultural Affairs Office.
The students have been #UpdatingAmerica as they took on New York — visiting top organizations like BuzzFeed, Idealist.org, and the Mayor’s Office of Film, Theatre & Broadcasting, speaking with Occupy Sandy organizers, and journeying to Connecticut to participate in a town hall at Yale. Today the group begins an equally busy week of activities in Washington, D.C. and Virginia.
On their journey they are not only learning about journalism, but about current issues in U.S. society and American foreign policy, as well experiencing U.S. culture firsthand and reporting on areas of interest concerning American society at large. Their reports will be submitted to the BBC News School Report this fall.
Through an initiative led by Cultural Vistas and funded through the generous support of The Halle Foundation, 18 students and two faculty members from Morehouse and Spelman colleges in Atlanta explored Germany as part of the STEM Learning and Understanding New Career Horizons (LAUNCH) program during the summer of 2013.
During a two-week study tour, the group traveled to Berlin and Munich to learn firsthand of the global nature and prospective careers in the fields of science, technology, engineering and mathematics.
Cultural Vistas Fellow Jillian really immersed herself in the culture while interning abroad at Waterways Watch Society in Singapore this summer. Follow along with the University of Minnesota student’s typical day, full of food, fun, friends, & environmental education!