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Chicago and Havana: A Musical Connection At The Auditorium Theater

Regina Fraser and Pat Johnson | Posted 11.20.2016 | Arts
Regina Fraser and Pat Johnson

I recently enjoyed a scintillating evening of international cultural exchange featuring a concert of orchestral musical magic at Chicago's famous Audi...

'Portals' Opens New Channel Between U.S. and Iran

Barbara Slavin | Posted 06.24.2016 | Impact
Barbara Slavin

Through the magic of the Internet and sophisticated audiovisual technology, I chatted for 20 minutes with a young man in Tehran about the mood in society in anticipation of a historic nuclear agreement with the U.S. and five other nations.

Survey of Americans Shows How Travel Can Transform Worldviews for the Better

Peggy Goldman | Posted 05.04.2014 | Travel
Peggy Goldman

A survey of 423 Americans who have traveled to Cuba as part of U.S.-licensed cultural exchange programs (known as people-to-people programs) shows that visiting the island nation dramatically transforms their opinions about Cuba, its people and U.S. policy toward that country.

The Crumbling Elegance of Cuba

Michelle Blair Wilker | Posted 02.18.2014 | Travel
Michelle Blair Wilker

Fidel's Cuba reminds me a bit of Neverland. A place hard to believe in and crumbling brick by brick till one day it disappears into a pile of fairy dust.

The Secret to Raising Happy Kids

Galit Breen | Posted 11.26.2013 | Travel
Galit Breen

When I ask my children where they want to go, I mean it. I want them to dream big and travel far. I want their answers to not match. I want them to have a Bucket List and Someday Dream. And then? I want them to go.

What To Know Before You Go To Cuba

Peggy Goldman | Posted 07.02.2013 | Travel
Peggy Goldman

It wasn't until very recently that American travelers were allowed to visit Cuba legally. But since The U.S. Treasury Office of Foreign Assets Control...

Global Travel: Teaching Americans to Think Outside of Themselves

Galit Breen | Posted 03.25.2013 | Impact
Galit Breen

7 continents. 40 countries. 500,000 alumni. More than 20,000 ambassadors traveling annually. That's what People to People is about.

Everything First-Timers Need To Know About Cuba Travel

Paul Brady | Posted 11.29.2012 | Travel

The Castro regime is still in charge, but for some travel companies, the 2012 election in the U.S. has ushered in the closest thing to a golden era of...

Cuba Travel: The Upside To People-To-People Trips

Peggy Goldman | Posted 12.23.2012 | Travel
Peggy Goldman

Now that our program is back in full gear and I've had some time to reflect on this whole Cuba license subject, I can't help but marvel at the fact that this people-to-people program, which brings Americans and Cubans together, face-to-face, making it possible for each to learn about the other, was the brainchild of a government bureaucracy.

Making Friends in Japan

Juliana Zajicek | Posted 10.08.2012 | Teen
Juliana Zajicek

Ever wanted to feel like a movie star? All you need to do is hop on a plane and come to Japan! Easy, right?

Travel Makes the Soul Soar

Juliana Zajicek | Posted 09.02.2012 | Teen
Juliana Zajicek

Just hearing the word "travel" gives me butterflies. For me, traveling makes my soul soar. Come alongside me as my soul soars through Japan.

PHOTOS: People To People In Havana, Cuba

Tyler Wetherall | Posted 06.16.2012 | Travel
Tyler Wetherall

In a country as complex as this, in which tourists have for so long existed in a separate strata to locals, the only way to learn anything about the "real Cuba" is to talk.

Model Adopts Rwandan Son

PeopleToPeopleBlogs.com | Posted 01.11.2012 | Good News

Anjhula Mya Bais is a woman with many roles. She is a fashion model, a former research student at Columbia University, a current PhD Candidate in inte...

Assessing Cultural Intelligence Could Provide A Promising Future

Huffington Post | Jonathan Montgomery | Posted 05.25.2011 | Education

With United States graduation rates and scores in math, science and literacy falling behind other developed nations, researchers are now looking at wa...

Wynton Marsalis, "60 minutes" and the Case for People-to-People Travel to Cuba

Anya Landau French | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Anya Landau French

For those who missed it, 60 Minutes aired a segment on last October's visit to Havana by Wynton Marsalis and the Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra earl...

Not Fidel's Cuba Anymore When Los Aldeanos Perform in Miami

Anya Landau French | Posted 05.25.2011 | Arts
Anya Landau French

Letting Cuban underground rappers perform in Miami shows Havana being pragmatic or fair, or both, and it's just one more indication that we're no longer dealing with Fidel Castro's Cuba.

Random Thoughts on "Public Diplomacy"

John Brown | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
John Brown

What is public diplomacy? The term, coined in the mid-1960s covers programs ranging from the Fulbright educational exchange to information about US foreign policy directed to overseas audiences.