Seattle’s International Exchanges Spur Growth, Citizen Diplomacy, and Friendships

World Learning, one of our national program partners, published an article highlighting our work and the role international exchanges play in the Seattle community. The article discusses the importance of conversation and citizen diplomacy in creating business opportunities and cultural understanding as well as achieving a direct economic impact through the Council’s hotel and transportation partners. 

Read the article to hear from some of the teachers, families, and Council staff that make Seattle a vibrant, welcoming, global city. You can read the article on World Learning’s Medium page

Host Family

Keun Joung Yoo from South Korea (center) with Seattle hosts Kirsten Smith (left) and Pete Lawson (right).