Sustaining Connection: IVLP Alumni Fosters Nairobi – Seattle Partnerships

Posted on Jun 22, 2016 in Cultural Exchange, International Visitors Program | Comments Off on Sustaining Connection: IVLP Alumni Fosters Nairobi – Seattle Partnerships

Vava Angwenyi is the Founder and CEO of Vava Coffee, a social enterprise in Nairobi that seeks to improve conditions in the coffee industry and create sustainable livelihoods for the workers and communities working in the industry. In July of 2015, Vava visited Seattle as a participant of the Department of State Sponsored International Visitors Leadership Program (IVLP) as a part of the prestigious African Women’s Entrepreneurship Program (AWEP). Since then, Vava has made multiple return visits to Seattle, and in turn developed a strong network as well as relationships connecting Seattle to her work in Nairobi.

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Professional Fellows Explore Disability Rights: From the Pacific Northwest to North Africa

Posted on Jun 1, 2016 in Cultural Exchange, International Visitors Program | Comments Off on Professional Fellows Explore Disability Rights: From the Pacific Northwest to North Africa

The World Affairs Council of Seattle recently hosted a group of visitors from the Department of State’s Professional Fellows Program...

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Highlight Reel: International Youth Programs 2015

Posted on Sep 30, 2015 in Cultural Exchange, International Visitors Program, Youth | Comments Off on Highlight Reel: International Youth Programs 2015

Every summer, the World Affairs Council’s International Visitor Program team turns its attention toward welcoming a diversity of...

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Greetings from Russia: The Power of Citizen Diplomacy

Posted on Sep 2, 2015 in Cultural Exchange, Global Classroom | Comments Off on Greetings from Russia: The Power of Citizen Diplomacy

Global Classroom director Ryan Hauck is currently in Russia as part of a 2-week teacher program with the American Friends of Russian Folklore. "This is a unique opportunity to experience Russian culture, interact with ordinary people in both urban and rural settings, and bring various historical and cultural stories back to students and teachers in Washington State." Read more about Ryan's experience.

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American Youth Ambassadors in Brazil: Jimmy Bernard’s Story

Posted on Jan 5, 2015 in Cultural Exchange, Global Youth Leadership Institute, International Visitors Program, Uncategorized, Youth | Comments Off on American Youth Ambassadors in Brazil: Jimmy Bernard’s Story

One of the best parts of our job in the International Visitor Program (IVP) is hearing from people whose lives have been impacted by our...

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Micro-Diplomacy with Mongolia at Glacier Peak High

Posted on Nov 6, 2014 in Cultural Exchange, Global Classroom, International Visitors Program | Comments Off on Micro-Diplomacy with Mongolia at Glacier Peak High

Last week, a delegation from Mongolia visited Seattle via the Open World Leadership Center, a congressionally-sponsored agency, in...

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