Checking In with ICCR Alum: Katie Sullivan

Kate Sullivan Exploring Abroad

Former ICCR Intern, Kate Sullivan, shares some insights on her journey toward diplomatic dreams. Before starting my master’s degree at UAlbany’s Rockefeller College, my career goal was to work for the U.S. Department of State in the Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs, or as a Foreign Service Officer. This career goal stems from when I was an intern in …

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 …

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 …

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

Winners of Academic World Quest 2024

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 …

Time Warp Wisdom: Thriving in Global Relationships Across Time Zones

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Ever found yourself in a time warp, trying to navigate the complexities of global relationships across different time zones? Fear not, because we’ve got you covered with some time warp wisdom to help you thrive in the world of international connections. So grab your favorite beverage, sit back, and let’s dive into the art of harmonizing time differences for stronger, …