Tag Archives: International Education Week

Why Learning About International Cultures is Important

This November 14– 18, Cultural Vistas participated in International Education Week (IEW) by bringing international exchange visitors to elementary, middle and high schools in both New York and Washington, D.C to give presentations on their home countries. This year we had 19 J-1 international interns and exchange alumni participate.  The hope is, by sharing their cultures with young American students, participants help to increase global understanding. Through feedback collected from teachers, students, our international participants, and Cultural Vistas staff, we learned that these presentations are influential and can make a lasting impact on everyone’s life. 

International Education: What Does It Mean to You?

At the root of our work is the belief that global understanding and the opportunities to learn about other’s cultures and perspectives, not only broadens our own, but enables us to explore more effective approaches to a range of societal issues. When we understand how people experience the world, we become more aware of our own experiences. We are better informed. Ideas and solutions that never would have occurred to us are suddenly possible. This is why every year we look forward to celebrating International Education Week (IEW). Next week, for the eighth-straight year, Cultural Vistas will celebrate IEW by organizing classroom visits…

Read more of “International Education: What Does It Mean to You?”

International Education Week: Bringing the World to U.S. Classrooms

Learning and understanding different people, places, and cultures is essential to educating and preparing today’s youth to lead in tomorrow’s world. With that in mind, we’re hosting a series of educational activities and events, beginning November 16, to commemorate International Education Week in New York City, Manchester, N.H., and Washington, D.C. These events will bring 30 international interns and exchange program alumni into public elementary and middle school classrooms to lead discussions on their respective home cultures, customs, and traditions.