Extended Deadline: Write to Congress in Support of Exchange Programs!

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Keep Those Letters Coming! The Trump administration budget calls for unprecedented cuts to the Department of State, and significant, but unspecified, cuts to the Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs (ECA). ECA funds are critical to sustaining international exchange programs, which enable critical “people-to-people” diplomacy efforts. Though these programs are considered “soft” by some, [...]

Trump Budget Compromises Important Diplomacy Programs

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Our interest in preserving State Department programs, like the visitor exchange, is not self-promoting; it is national security preserving. After 27 years supporting cultural exchange programs, we know that programs aimed at creating global connections work. They accomplish the goal of greater understanding and establish early diplomatic ties with foreigner students, many of whom [...]

Austin Opens Doors of Opportunity with a Key to the City

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Austin Businesses Support Diversity Initiatives and Cultural Exchange Programs The Mayor of Austin, Texas, presented a key to the city to H.R.H Princess Celenhle Dlamin (Cee) of Swaziland. The princess was visiting Austin as part of her official role as Chief Operating Officer of  The Ubuntu Institute. […]

A Day Without Immigrants is a Sad Day for America

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Restaurants may be closed or short on staff today. Construction projects may come to a grinding halt. Hotels around the country may contend with unmade beds and understaffed restaurants. Lawns and yards may not be manicured or maintained. Fruit and vegetables may wither on the vines. Why? Throughout the country immigrants are protesting Donald [...]

Austin Organizations Collaborate to Support Educational and Economic Opportunities Between Mexico and the U.S.

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Local Organizations Seek Employer Support of Important US-Mexico Internship Program Strengthening economic and educational opportunities between the U.S. and Mexico has been an important ongoing mission of both countries. […]