German Ambassador Peter Wittig and three members of Congress came together at the Capitol Visitor Center in Washington, DC last week to help send off the 31st class of American participants en route to begin their Congress-Bundestag Youth Exchange for Young Professionals (CBYX) journey in Germany.
On March 11, 2011 a tragedy of unprecedented proportions struck Japan. The magnitude-9.0 Great East Japan Earthquake, and the tsunami and nuclear accidents that followed, wreaked havoc on Japan’s northeastern coast. More than 15,000 lives were lost in the disaster, and hundreds of thousands were displaced when their homes were destroyed.
This summer a group of 18 students and two faculty members from Morehouse and Spelman colleges in Atlanta had the opportunity to explore Germany on the STEM Learning and Understanding New Career Horizons (LAUNCH) program.
Some people say that Berlin is the new art capital of Europe. It’s a cheap metropolis, etched in graffiti, torn by history and united in juxtaposition, where intellect is high and museums are in abundance. In this space, talented artists and historians like Kristin Schroeder are meeting up to make sense of it all.
It is so hard to put in words an experience that changed my life so deeply...
My training program in the USA, it allowed me to embrace one of the best experiences in my life. During this program I met highly skilled talented professionals that guided me to an innovative way of thinking and helped me to achieve a creative and self-motivated attitude in my job.
It's never TOO early for children to start learning about the world around us.
That is why, since 2009, Cultural Vistas has celebrated International Education Week by coordinating an annual event providing our international interns and trainees with opportunities to visit a New York City public school and give presentations on their home culture, customs, and traditions.
Cultural Vistas believes its work in exposing international students to the American workplace – and exposing American students and professionals to foreign workplaces – provides these global citizens not only with a professional stepping stone, but also an intimate understanding of the culture of the United States.
One of the subtle (but important) everyday differences between Japan and the United States: sleeping.
Take a look at how a few of our 30 U.S. high school students participating in the American Youth Leadership Program with Japan have been faring as they encounter one of several cross-cultural nuances.
So you're studying abroad and right outside your apartment just happens to be none other than U.S. President Barack Obama.
That is just the situation two of Cultural Vistas' Korea WEST (Work, English Study, Travel) students found themselves in earlier this summer outside their Baltimore apartments - which coincidentally neighbor one of the Commander in Chief's favorite lunch spots.