Inspiring and Teaching Using Robotics

2017-08-01T22:11:34+00:00 By |

Wilmar Lee is a robotics fanatic and she’s passing her infectious passion to middle school students in Houston, Texas.  Wilmar is not from Texas, in fact, she’s not an American. She’s a Filipino citizen participating in a teacher exchange program.  Back home, on the other side of the world, Wilmar taught math, computer and [...]

Cultural Exchange Programs Support Diplomacy and National Security

2017-08-01T22:05:05+00:00 By |

The passionate battle to win support of important exchange programs continues with increasing furor.  Opponents to the significant State Department budget cuts that will affect the Bureau for Educational and Cultural Affairs are lobbying hard to maintain program funding. The Alliance for International Exchange, which comprises 90 nongovernmental organizations, with more than 10,000 staff [...]

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

2017-08-01T22:05:19+00:00 By |

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, [...]

Austin Opens Doors of Opportunity with a Key to the City

2017-07-13T22:36:59+00:00 By |

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. […]

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

2017-07-13T22:37:19+00:00 By |

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. […]