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What is in a name

Unleashing the Power of a New Brand

As the world becomes considerably more complex and intertwined, the need for simple, effective people-to-people exchange programs grows. In these ever-changing economic, social, political, and technological times, how can a tried and true field like public diplomacy remain relevant and innovative? Global Ties U.S. had the fortune to talk with some of our community-based members … Continue reading Unleashing the Power of a New Brand Read More

IVLP: Accessibility to sports for wheelchair users

This past year, World Learning was asked to design and administer a 3-week International Visitors Leadership Program (IVLP) on Disabilities Issues for 7 international visitors from Kazakhstan. Their program really highlighted accessibility: to housing, education, rapid transit, training and employment, public facilities, concert halls, museums, voting and more. I knew that some of the visitors were … Continue reading IVLP: Accessibility to sports for wheelchair users Read More
FHI 360 field staff in Erbil, Iraq, provide technical support to participants as part of the Women’s Digital Literacy and English program

Celebrating International Education Week

The Cultural Vistas Summer Internship Program in Spain provides an excellent opportunity for U.S. and Canadian university students to gain work experience abroad, improve their Spanish language skills, and experience Spanish life and culture firsthand. Internships are available in a variety of fields, including, but not limited to, business/finance, tourism, IT, media/communications, international relations, the … Continue reading Celebrating International Education Week Read More

State Alumni Member of the Month

The U.S. Department of State has selected Svetlana Semenovykh, an IVLP participant from 2007, as the October State Alumni Member of the Month.  Semenovykh is an English language teacher and a passionate educator, who, as a result of her exchange program, incorporates American studies and culture into English language curriculum.  After participating in the IVLP, … Continue reading State Alumni Member of the Month Read More