International Center Achievement Awards: Nominations Announcement Coming Soon

Save the Date: November 2nd, 11:30am to 1:30pm The International Center of the Capital Region Achievement Awards honors foreign-born community members who have made significant contributions to the Capital Region and advanced cross-cultural dialogue through volunteerism and advocacy. Nominations announcement coming soon. Submissions will be evaluated by a committee consisting of ICCR board members and community leaders. Winners will be …

Ukraine ER Doctors

September of 2022, we hosted a group of emergency medical professionals from Ukraine, sponsored by the Congressional Office for International Leadership. During this visit, the Ukrainian visitors were able to meet with medical professionals and government officials in the Capital Region, to collaborate and exchange stories and ideas between our two countries.

Women in Police: Kazakhstan IVLP

(NY State Police Academy Museum showing uniform of the first women NY State Troopers from the 1970’s.) This past week, Albany was honored to welcome four visitors from Kazakhstan exploring women in law enforcement. Located south of Russia, Kazakhstan was once part of the Soviet Union. It 1991, it became an independent nation. Our visitors were particularly interested in Governor …

From Moldova with Love

In May of 2022, we hosted Open World group from Moldova. Open World is a professional exchange program sponsored by the Congressional Office for International Leadership (COIL).

Moldova is a new democracy led by a woman President and Prime Minister. With a population of more than 2.6 million, Moldova borders on the southeast side of Ukraine. During the conflict with Russia, they have welcomed Ukrainian refugees, and condemned the actions of Russia.

Filmmakers from Senegal IVLP

In April 2022, we hosted 9 filmmakers from Senegal through the U.S. State Department’s IVLP program, our first in-person delegation since 2020! It was especially exciting since they first met the YouthFx team through a virtual exchange program in October of 2021, and now they are finally able to travel in person! Senegal is often referred to as the birth …

GlobalTies US National Meeting 2022

globalties moving exchange forward

Author: Jennifer Zhao This past week I attended the first in-person GlobalTies US National Meeting in two years along with our board president Mike O’Brien. GlobalTies US is our national umbrella organization which provides training, funding administration, and connectivity non-profits across the country focused on international exchanges. It was wonderful to meet up with colleagues passionate about citizen diplomacy. Pictured …