Cultural Vistas Welcomes 10 U.K. Higher Education Professionals for Two-Week Program

Group to visit five American cities to explore international partnerships and collaboration.

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A non-profit 501(c)(3) organization, Cultural Vistas has used career exploration to facilitate connections between Americans and international visitors for more than 60 years.

Washington, DC (PRWEB) August 02, 2014

Cultural Vistas is pleased to welcome 10 accomplished higher education professionals from across the United Kingdom to the United States for a two-week Higher Education Professionals Exchange Program focused on providing a broad overview of U.S. higher and international education, while also aiming to increase the number of U.K students who study in the United States.

The short-term exchange is sponsored by the Embassy of the United States in London and administered by Cultural Vistas in conjunction with the Embassy and the Fulbright Commission.

The diverse group begins their program in Washington, D.C., on August 2. After engaging in meetings in Washington, D.C. and Baltimore, the group will then travel to New Orleans, Boston, and Chicago to learn about the emerging role of international partnerships and collaboration in higher education.

The participants will have the opportunity to visit a wide range of organizations and institutions, including the U.S. Department of State, Institute of International Education, American University, Goucher College, Tulane University, Harvard University, Northeastern University, the British Council, The Education Abroad Network, and the University of Chicago.

This program itinerary was designed to enable the participants to accomplish the following objectives:

  •     Learn the structure of American universities and how they are managed
  •     Learn best practices in developing international partnerships
  •     Understand the diversity of students and universities in the United States
  •     Develop the ability to apply information learned in the virtual classroom to real-life experiences
  •     Build and develop a network of higher education professionals in the United States
  •     Develop professional oral presentation skills, including effective use of Power Point
  •     Contribute to the discussion about emerging issues or trends in American higher education and the U.K.-U.S. higher education partnership

Cultural Vistas endeavors to strengthen global cooperation and build mutual understanding through its variety of special initiatives and short‐term programs. In the past year, Cultural Vistas has administered a number of education-focused programs.

In January, Cultural Vistas welcomed Irish education and technology leaders for a two-week U.S. exchange program. In March, Cultural Vistas facilitated Educating for Exchange, one-day workshops in Chennai and Bangalore designed to foster cooperation between higher education institutions in the United States and India. In April, Cultural Vistas administered a two-week teacher exchange program to further collaboration between U.K. and American schools, which was also sponsored by the Embassy of the United States in London.

About Cultural Vistas

A nonprofit organization, Cultural Vistas annually serves more than 5,000 students, professionals, and emerging leaders through career-focused international internships, educational study tours, language immersion and cultural exchange programs in the United States and around the world. – Learn more at culturalvistas.org.

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