April 23, 2014

This week our LEAP group of higher education administrators from Japan kicked off their yearlong training program in the United States with a sightseeing tour of Washington, D.C. 

The participants begin their program with three months of English lessons in Baltimore before they embark on internships at college campuses across the country. 

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!

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 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 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.

January 23, 2014

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.

January 16, 2014

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.

See more photos from their visits and follow along on the rest of their two-week journey with the hashtag #EdTechIE on Twitter.

December 24, 2013

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. 

November 27, 2013

We always love dancing Matt’s videos, but this one is an especially touching reminder of how connected we are across the globe.

November 22, 2013
School Reporter lives the American Dream

"It was a short period but I knew it had certainly changed me, changed my perception of America and the way I approached situations."

Pavani shares her experience on the #UpdatingAmerica U.K. youth journalism exchange program with BBC News School Report. More about the program.

November 21, 2013
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!

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!

October 4, 2013

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.

Read more about their visit.

September 26, 2013

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.

September 12, 2013
Carl Duisberg, CEO of Bayer AG, and the original group of young German trainees he helped send to the States in the 1920s as part of the first transatlantic work-study programs between the two nations.

Carl Duisberg, CEO of Bayer AG, and the original group of young German trainees he helped send to the States in the 1920s as part of the first transatlantic work-study programs between the two nations.

August 28, 2013

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.

Check out more photos.