April 2, 2013
"I believe that this is the time when people of different cultures should think together about promoting a sustainable society for the next generation."

— Kizuna Project Fellow Toshiki Akiyama reflects on his U.S. internships experience at the Japan America Service Committee of Chicago. Read his farewell thank you letter in its entirety

September 11, 2012

With the eleventh anniversary of September 11, 2001 upon us, we have an opportunity to remember and reflect. Many of us lost someone special or know people who lost a loved one or friend.

We were no exception.

Today, the Cultural Vistas family remembers Leanne M. Whiteside, a 31-year old from Melbourne, Australia, who was a victim of the September 11 attacks on just her second day of work as a J-1 Trainee at Aon Risk Services, located on the 104th floor at Two World Trade Center.

Read more at culturalvistas.org/911

July 24, 2012
Northern Ireland, Summer 2011: The chance to intern abroad & experience a new culture has made an enduring impact for this Ohio State senior. Read more
Cultural Vistas has administered IAESTE United States, the U.S. affiliate of the IAESTE international student exchange program, since its inception in 1950. Learn more at iaesteunitedstates.org.

Northern Ireland, Summer 2011: The chance to intern abroad & experience a new culture has made an enduring impact for this Ohio State senior. Read more

Cultural Vistas has administered IAESTE United States, the U.S. affiliate of the IAESTE international student exchange program, since its inception in 1950. Learn more at iaesteunitedstates.org.

June 13, 2012

In Their Own Words: CBYX for Young Professionals  
For Effi Kindermann, a 2011-2012 CBYX participant and native of Willich in western Germany, the opportunity to live and study overseas in the United States is an experience not soon to be forgotten.


March 15, 2012
"This year has been about challenges, and enjoying every second of this challenge. Germany just has so much to offer, and the only requirement is an open mind and the will to try something new and different. I have always been confident, diligent, and self-reliant, and CBYX has taken me a step further concerning my personal character and achievement."

— CBYX for Young Professionals participant reflection. Learn more about CBYX at culturalvistas.org/cbyx