See highlights from the white paper from the International Coalition for Global Education and Exchange and watch our CEO discuss with colleagues in the field

Washington D.C. (April 2, 2021) – Cultural Vistas is pleased to contribute to thought leadership surrounding global issues. In today’s interconnected world, where global challenges require global cooperation on solutions, the United States should not retreat from international engagement, but should rather double our efforts to build positive and mutually supportive connections with our neighbors. That is why Cultural Vistas, alongside fellow members of The International Coalition for Global Education and Exchange, is asking the United States to create programs and policies that support ambitious goals for international education and exchange, which include:

Read the full white paper on Advancing Global Stability through Peaceful Exchange:

“While these four goals are robust and will require maximum effort, we know that international education and exchange programs can and should be the cornerstone to reunite and reignite the world with peace and prosperity,” said Melissa Torres, President and CEO of The Forum on Education Abroad and co-founder of the Coalition.

“We call on the U.S. government and business and higher education leaders across the nation to make an investment in developing a national strategy and supporting it with sufficient resources so that we might build a stronger foundation upon which to achieve the peaceful world we all seek.”

Authors of the white paper include Roslyn Clark Artis, JD, EdD, President of Benedict College; Connie LeDoux Book, PhD, President of Elon University; Jennifer Clinton, CEO of Cultural Vistas; John S. Lucas, PhD, President and CEO of ISEP and Chair-Elect of the Forum Board of Directors; James P. Pellow, President and CEO of CIEE, Inc; and Dawn Michele Whitehead, PhD, Vice President of the Office of Global Citizenship for Campus, Community, and Careers at the Association of American Colleges and Universities.

Watch the recap of the webinar featuring Jennifer Clinton and leaders in the field as they discuss how we can work together to address challenges facing students and international educators. Watch on Vimeo [Advancing Global Stability and U.S. National Security Through Peaceful Exchange (]

About the International Coalition for Global Education and Exchange

The International Coalition for Global Education and Exchange is an organizing initiative of more than 100 institutions, organizations, businesses, families, chambers of commerce, business and trade associations, and community leaders who embrace and support international education and exchange programs. The initiative is coordinated by The Forum on Education Abroad. Founding members of The International Coalition, in addition to The Forum, are CIEE, Cultural Vistas, IES Abroad, InterExchange, ISEP, Mobility International, Rutgers University, World Learning, and San Diego State University.

Find out more about the International Coalition for Global Education and Exchange at