Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the U.S. Department of State's Office of International Visitors has postponed in-person exchange programs until further notice. Virtual meetings will instead be arranged for the following programs:
Video Games for STEAM and Entrepreneurship: This virtual project will highlight U.S. leadership in the emerging technology and business of video games, virtual/augmented reality (VR/AR), and educational technologies. Participants from the Western Hemisphere will explore the U.S. video game business model, VR/AR applications in diverse industries like medicine and real estate, the development and distribution of educational games, and the career pathways from game design clubs and universities through AAA game publishers.
21st Century ChangeMakers: Countering Disinformation among Older Adults: This virtual project offers English-language teachers and adult education administrators an overview on current American English language and media literacy instructional curricula, trends, and developments. European participants will explore strategies to engage senior citizens on using social media, on-line ethics, privacy concerns, and management of e-mails and social media posts from known and unknown sources.