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Honoring the Legacy of Stella Young, IVLP Alumna

A fiery Australian journalist, unfiltered comedian, and tireless activist, Stella Young a 2014 International Visitor Leadership Program (IVLP) alumna  quickly became a leader in the global disability community. She sparked international attention through her April 2014 TEDx Talk: I’m not your inspiration, thank you very much, through which she educated and enlightened her audience about the misconceptions, objectification, and discriminatory treatment of people with disabilities. Before her untimely death one year ago today, Stella said during a radio interview about her IVLP project: “I had the best experience, maybe it was the best experience of my life.”

Alumni Spotlight: Moses Semwayo (IVLP)

In January 2014, Moses Semwayo was one of 23 international visitors from 22 different countries that participated in a 3-week International Visitor Leadership Program (IVLP) focused on NGOs and Civic Activism. A year and a half later we are catching up with Moses to see how the program impacted him and what he is doing now. 

How to Reach Out to Contacts You Met Abroad

You meet a lot of people when you’re abroad. From colleagues and clients at your internship to contacts you meet at networking events, volunteer activities, and social functions, there are so many connections worth keeping in touch with after you return home. Maintaining relationships with those you’ve met abroad can lead to a myriad of opportunities, so long as you reach out to contacts in an appropriate, professional manner. 1) Create a List of Significant Contacts Of the many people you met abroad, who do you feel could become the strongest contacts? These may be people you felt a great connection with, or…

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Introducing the Cultural Vistas Blog

At Cultural Vistas, everything we do is focused on fulfilling our mission. For more than 60 years, our exchange programs have allowed individuals – from high school and university students to emerging and established professionals – to enrich their minds, advance their global skills, build their careers, and connect with counterparts around the world. Today, we take our efforts one step further with the launch of the Cultural Vistas Blog. Through our work, we provide a vehicle for the exchange of viewpoints and ideas across cultures. Our experiential programs act as a catalyst for cultivating critical thinking skills, creating meaningful…

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