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Cultural Exchange

Open Forums: Can't We All Just Get Along?

Amy Wu | Posted 07.23.2014 | Politics
Amy Wu

The complex relationship between Hong Kongers and Mainlanders recently resurfaced (this time in the YouTube universe) when a video of a young child from Mainland China urinating in Hong Kong streets went viral.

Foggy Bottom Ballet

Elizabeth Kiem | Posted 07.20.2014 | Arts
Elizabeth Kiem

As pundits proclaim relations between Washington and Moscow at a historic low, it's worth remembering that they have, in fact, been lower. And that when they were, the U.S. was having a lovefest with Russian ballet.

#SaveFulbright: America Can't Cut the Fulbright Program

Jonathan Rice | Posted 06.02.2014 | Impact
Jonathan Rice

Instead of being bogged down in high-level diplomatic talks and lofty statements by politicians, Fulbrighters work to make a direct person-to-person impact.

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McDonald's Accused Of Exploiting Student Guest Workers

HuffingtonPost.com | Dave Jamieson | Posted 03.06.2013 | Business

A labor group representing foreign guest workers in the U.S. has accused McDonald's franchises near Harrisburg, Penn., of paying student guest workers...

NEC in China -- It's All About Relationships

Tony Woodcock | Posted 02.06.2013 | College
Tony Woodcock

On this visit, I was once again astounded by the Chinese embrace of Western music. Consider these statistics: Thirty years after the end of the Cultural Revolution when western music was banned, approximately 40 million people are studying piano and 10 million studying violin.

Beyond Testing: A Lesson from Chinese Teachers

Michelle Shearer | Posted 11.08.2011 | Education
Michelle Shearer

My cultural exchange with Chinese teachers showed me that despite differences in our instructional approaches, we share many similarities.

Rising Above Conflict: Concert of Cultural Exchange in Kashmir

Mohsin Mohi-Ud Din | Posted 08.21.2011 | World
Mohsin Mohi-Ud Din

Music and art and community development (not stones and guns and politics) will revive hope in Kashmir's future, which has suffocated under decades of conflict and exploitation from all sides and all parties.

Global Competency Through International Interaction and Education

Ed Gragert | Posted 06.19.2011 | Education
Ed Gragert

Very few of today's American youth are prepared to be tomorrow's global leaders. This potential crisis in U.S. global leadership capacity demands a dramatic, yet achievable goal.

Education Will Bring Societies Together -- We Can't Depend on Governmental Diplomacy Alone

David J. Skorton | Posted 06.08.2011 | College
David J. Skorton

The availability of high-quality postsecondary education is significant beyond the personal benefit of a college degree: the problem-solving capacity of a modern college or university and its graduates is enormous.

Soft Power of Art: Lifelong Cultural Commitment Pays Diplomatic Dividends

Wendy W. Luers | Posted 05.25.2011 | Arts
Wendy W. Luers

This spirit of cultural engagement would remain a powerful force throughout my life after I married William Luers, the US ambassador to Venezuela.

Growing China's Environmental Movement, One Person at a Time.

Xiu Min Li | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Xiu Min Li

Although China now has over 3,500 NGOs, most concentrate in big and high profile cities like Beijing and Yunnan. In backwater regions like Western China, the concept of NGOs is still foreign.

The Exchange Experience Changed My Life Forever

Imane Karroumi | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Imane Karroumi

I didn't believe the power of being in an exchange program until last year, when I participated in the U.S. Department of State's Youth Exchange and Study Program, or YES.