Cultural Vistas Blog

Foreign Talent Helps Win Both World Cup Titles and Hosting Bids

When the U.S. didn’t qualify for the 2018 World Cup in October last year, it dispirited millions of soccer fans who groaned at the sorry state of the sport in their country. Fortunately, these same fans got a significant pick-me-up in mid-June when the U.S., Canada, and Mexico were selected to host the World Cup in 2026.

Fans from these three countries owe partial thanks to the strategic communications and government affairs firm Glover Park Group (GPG) for the successful World Cup bid. But the firm itself owes partial thanks to a young U.K. trainee—Rory Rudd—who helped ensure that the firm could be involved in the first place.

Rory feels as comfortable working in sports marketing in NYC as the UK.

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5 Things You’ll Be Able to Do After Your Fellowship Overseas

On July 19, Cultural Vistas hosted an event highlighting the impact of professional fellowship programs, which included a panel discussion on the benefits and opportunities of career-focused overseas programs.

The event allowed attendees to network with like-minded international professionals who have completed programs like the Alfa Fellowship Program, the Robert Bosch Foundation Fellowship Program, and the Edmund S. Muskie Internship Program.

Panelists discussed the benefits of participating in professional fellowship programs with current, past, and future fellowship participants.

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How My Internship Brings Together Design and Climate Change

When you hear “design,” what images come to mind? Do you think of someone sketching products, drawing illustrations? A beautiful object? In the contemporary era, design means so much more than that.

I was introduced to the term “sustainability” in regards to the environment after working on United Nations Development Programme projects in Turkmenistan, my home country. This inspired me to further my studies in not just design, but in design for sustainability. Since receiving a Fulbright Graduate Scholarship to Savannah College of Art and Design and starting my master’s program in Design for Sustainability, my perception of design has completely changed.

The Center for Sustainable and Cooperative Culture (CSCC) Muskie Internship Program
Natalya (left) and the crew at the Center for Sustainable and Cooperative Culture (CSCC), one of the nonprofits where she is spending her summer as a Muskie intern.

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Exchanges: Bridging a Divided World

Following the news in 2017 could have left you with the impression that citizens were more divided across many democratic societies. A concerning rise in nationalist populism, amplified skepticism of international engagement, and strained longstanding alliances. Retreating democratic norms coincided with greater hostility toward facts and expertise. Citizens turned inward and shielded themselves with like-minded peers. Many were left feeling more divided from others, whether fellow citizens across town or people around the world.

By this analysis, you might think it’s an inopportune time to be in the international exchange business.

We disagree.

Cultural Vistas Board Member Adam Hunter
Adam Hunter is a member of Cultural Vistas’ Board of Directors and a 2003-04 Robert Bosch Foundation Fellowship alumnus.

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Watch: Discussion on Global Skills and The Future of Work

Cultural Vistas recently hosted an enlightening and informative discussion on the value of global skill development and the future of work and the workforce at its European office in Berlin on July 5. Jennifer Clinton, Cultural Vistas’ President and CEO, and Florian Peter, Associate Partner at McKinsey & Company, led the talk, which covered:

McKinsey’s Florian Peter and Cultural Vistas’ Jennifer Clinton lead a discussion on the future of work at Cultural Vistas European office in Berlin.

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