From Blueberries to Breakthroughs: A Fulbright Scholar’s Tale

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Kim Stote, PhD, MPH, RDN, CDN is U.S.Department of State’s Exchange Alumni and currently is Dean, School of Nursing and Allied Health at Empire State University. As a Fulbright Scholar and the Research Chair of Nutrisciences and Health for 2016-2017, I had the incredible opportunity to spend the summer and fall at the University of Prince Edward Island (UPEI). This …

Bridging Divides: Mastering the Art of Difficult Conversations with Visitors

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In our interconnected world, it’s inevitable that we encounter challenging conversations, especially when engaging with people from diverse backgrounds. Whether it’s discussing politics, race, gender, or cultural differences, these dialogues can be tricky to navigate. But fear not! We recently attended an enlightening seminar titled “Living Room Conversations: How to Approach Difficult Topics with Visitors.” This session provided invaluable insights …

Checking in with ICCR Intern Abroad – Mercedes Wiegel

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Encountering difference has been the defining aspect of my study abroad journey thus far. Since arriving in Rome in January, I’ve been fortunate to explore not only the rich culture and history of Italy but also venture into new countries like Denmark, Hungary, and France. As an international student studying in the US, going abroad  for a second time has …

Unveiling the Western Hemisphere: Insights for Tomorrow’s Leaders

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Exploring the Western Hemisphere Today, we’re embarking on an exciting journey to uncover the wonders of the Western Hemisphere. Let’s delve into the recent regional briefing by representatives from the U.S. Department of State at the GlobalTies National Meeting held in Washington, D.C. in March 2024, where they shared invaluable insights into current and emerging U.S. policy priorities for this …

Cracking the IVLP Code: Insider Secrets from IVLP Partners

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Ever wondered what goes on behind the scenes of the International Visitor Leadership Program (IVLP)? You’re in for a treat! Today, we’re lifting the curtain on the intricate world of the IVLP, uncovering the roles and responsibilities of key players that make this transformative program a success. So, grab your detective hat, and let’s dive into the fascinating world of …

Mastering the Digital Frontier: Your Guide to Thriving in the 21st Century

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Embracing the Digital Age In today’s ever-evolving world, where technology reigns supreme, digital literacy has become more than just a buzzword – it’s a crucial skill set for navigating the complexities of the 21st century. Grab your virtual passport and join us as we embark on a journey to explore the transformative power of digital literacy and its role in …

Bridging Borders: Embracing Diversity in Global Diplomacy

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Envision a world where every voice is heard, where differences are not just accepted but celebrated, and where trust and understanding flourish across borders. Intrigued? You should be! Today, we embark on a journey into the heart of international diplomacy, exploring the transformative power of inclusivity. Join us as we delve into the realms of diverse perspectives, collaborative endeavors, and …

Pacific Horizons: Navigating Opportunities in East Asia and the Pacific

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Have you ever wondered about the vibrant region of East Asia and the Pacific? Well, you’re in luck because today we’re delving into the heart of this dynamic area, exploring its economic significance, U.S. foreign policy priorities, and the exciting opportunities it presents for educational institutions and students. So grab a seat, get comfy, and let’s embark on a region …

Building Tomorrow’s Leaders: Academic WorldQuest’s Vital Role

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In a world that’s constantly evolving and interconnected, the importance of nurturing the leaders of tomorrow cannot be overstated. As educators and students alike seek avenues to develop essential skills and gain global awareness, Academic WorldQuest emerges as a beacon of opportunity. Join us as we explore the vital role of Academic WorldQuest in shaping tomorrow’s leaders and empowering students …