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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 …

History of St. Patrick’s Day

St Patricks Day

Author: Holly McKenna March 17, St. Patrick’s Day, is the feast day of Ireland’s patron saint. In Roman Catholicism, a saint’s feast day is believe to be the day the saint died. St. Patrick was a fifth century missionary and bishop who became so revered because he converted the Irish to Christianity from paganism. Other prominent Irish saints include Bridget …

How Americans can help people in Ukraine

As the Ukrainian people try to defend against the Russian invasion that has left hundreds dead, thousands homeless, here are some ways American can support the people of Ukraine. Local Groups 518 Ukrainians is led by local Ukrainian Churches and the Capital District branch of The Ukrainian Congress Committee of America (UCCA). Since the Capital Region is home to thousands …

Virtual Open Houses for Hosting

The International Center of the Capital Region is Looking for Host Families and Group Escorts  Would you like to meet new people and learn about other countries and cultures?  If so, the International Center of the Capital Region is planning two in-person exchange programs with the Open World program, administered by the Open World Leadership Center, a professional exchange program. …

Grand Re-Opening

Please join us to celebrate our new home at the HVCC campus. Learn about new programs and how to get involved. The event is free and hor d’oeuvres will be provided. Masks will be required for all attendees regardless of vaccination status. 10:45 – 11:15- Sign in 11:15-11:20- Welcome from HVCC President Roger A. Ramsammy 11:20-11:50- Keynote Address: Aneesa Waheed, Chef …