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.
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.
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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.
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.