IVLP Programs: November 2018
November 1st, 2018
Language Preservation: 7 visitors from Russia will visit Seattle to observe the promotion of indigenous culture, heritage, music, folk art, and performance. They also seek to foster long-term connections between groups focused on language and cultural preservation.
Best Practices for Sustainable NGOs: 6 visitors from Poland will visit Seattle to learn best practices to build NGOs’ missions and to support and sustain civil society development. They will also explore NGO methodologies for strengthening leadership and management, training and retaining volunteers, and advocacy.
U.S. Electoral Process: 13 visitors from around the world will visit Seattle during the 2018 mid-term elections to observe the U.S. political process in action.
Access to Justice: Legal Aid and Clinical Legal Education: 12 visitors from Ethiopia will visit Seattle to create an understanding for the Ethiopian regional and federal courts of how an independent public defender service operates in the U.S. and how this could be replicated in Ethiopia. They also hope to gain a better understanding of how clinical legal education functions within universities and the justice sector.
Disability-Related Issues and Accessibility: 2 visitors from France will visit Seattle to examine innovative practices to enhance capacity building and information access for people with disabilities. They will also look at inclusive educational practices for children with a motor, sensorial, mental, psychological or cognitive disability in schools or universities.
Innovation and Incubation on U.S. Campuses: 10 visitors from India and Pakistan will visit Seattle to examine how business incubators on college campuses promote innovation and economic dynamism.
Maker Movement in STEM: 10 visitors from the Kyrgyz Republic will visit Seattle to develop understanding of the Maker Movement in the United States and determine ways to foster a similar movement in Kyrgyzstan.
Transportation and Infrastructure Standards and Financing in the United States: 9 visitors from China will visit Seattle to discuss how private industry contributes to development and implementation of infrastructure to connect people, move goods, and drive growth.