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August 1, 2018

Through the Participant's Eyes: Adventures in Scandinavia

Stacy, Executive Director of CIPUSA Affiliate, Empower International, travels with a group to explore Norway, Sweden and Finland.
Posted by Lindsey Walsh on August 1, 2018 at 5:22 PM in Participant Permalink
August 1, 2018

Through the Participant's Eyes: An Indian in Taiwan

Rekha, from India, describes her experience on CIF Taiwan's Professional Exchange Program in March 2018.
Posted by Lindsey Walsh on August 1, 2018 at 3:43 PM in Participant Permalink
June 25, 2018

Through the Participant's Eyes: Americans in Ireland Pt. 2

CIPUSA's affiliate office, Empower International, took a group of university students to Ireland in March 2018 for a program focused on social work. They also took a group to Ireland back in 2016.
Posted by Lindsey Walsh on June 25, 2018 at 1:00 PM in Participant Permalink
November 29, 2017

Through the Participant's Eyes: Americans in Kosovo

After CIPUSA's Affiliate Office in Phoenix hosted a group from Kosovo for a program focused on combating human trafficking, the group planned a reverse trip to Kosovo. Read on to learn about the experience of two American participants in Kosovo!
Posted by Lindsey Walsh on November 29, 2017 at 3:32 PM in Participant Permalink
October 25, 2017

Through the Participant's Eyes: Etty from Indonesia

Meet Indonesian participant Etty Rahmawati and learn about her experience in the U.S. during CIPUSA's inaugural Building Bridges Program! "Through the Participant's Eyes" is a serial piece highlighting the experiences of past participants.
Posted by Lindsey Walsh on October 25, 2017 at 5:02 PM in Participant Permalink
July 26, 2017

Building Bridges Program: Meet the Participants!

Meet our inaugural Building Bridges Program participants from Taiwan, Indonesia, and Israel!
Posted by Lindsey Walsh on July 26, 2017 at 4:00 PM in Participant Permalink
June 28, 2017

Through the Participant's Eyes: Service Trip to Nicaragua

Meet Samantha from the Netherlands and Kyle from the U.S., who, along with other American university students, recently accompanied CIPUSA's Affiliate Office, Empower International, to Nicaragua for a program focused on social services. "Through the Participant's Eyes" is a serial piece highlighting the experiences of past participants.
Posted by Lindsey Walsh on June 28, 2017 at 1:19 AM in Participant Permalink
March 20, 2017

Sharing Personal Tragedy: A Different Kind of International Travel Story

An international friendship 20+ years in the making goes beyond borders and cultural differences to help each other through personal tragedy.
Posted by Lindsey Walsh on March 20, 2017 at 4:44 PM in Participant Permalink
February 20, 2017

Through the Participant's Eyes: Americans in Nepal

Meet Monica and Marianne from the USA who recently ventured to Nepal for a professional exchange program! "Through the Participant's Eyes" is a serial piece highlighting the experiences of past participants.
Posted by Lindsey Walsh on February 20, 2017 at 1:00 PM in Participant Permalink
December 13, 2016

Kosovo Delegation Works to Combat Human Trafficking

In November 2016, CIPUSA's Affiliate Office in Phoenix welcomed 5 delegates from Kosovo for a program in combatting human trafficking. Read on to find out more about the program and the connection many people from Kosovo feel for America.
Posted by Lindsey Walsh on December 13, 2016 at 4:56 PM in Participant Permalink
November 9, 2016

A First Time Hosting Experience

Wondering what it's like to be a Host Family? Read on for an interview CIPUSA did with a first time host!
Posted by Lindsey Walsh on November 9, 2016 at 4:14 PM in Participant Permalink
September 13, 2016

Through the Participant's Eyes: Germans in West Virginia

Meet Lars and Verena from Germany! "Through the Participant's Eyes" is a serial piece highlighting the experiences of past participants.
Posted by Lindsey Walsh on September 13, 2016 at 4:33 PM in Participant Permalink
August 9, 2016

Pink Ribbon Project: Chinese Breast Cancer Survivors

In July, five Chinese women living with breast cancer and their family members visited CIPUSA Affiliate offices in Chicago, IL and Columbus, OH for a program focused on breast cancer care.
Posted by Lindsey Walsh on August 9, 2016 at 4:28 PM in Participant Permalink
July 13, 2016

Through the Participant's Eyes: Maria from Spain

Meet Spanish participant Maria Foguet Gomis and learn about her experience in the U.S. "Through the Participant's Eyes" is a serial piece highlighting the experiences of past participants.
Posted by Lindsey Walsh on July 13, 2016 at 4:17 PM in Participant Permalink
June 14, 2016

Alum Update: Turkish Participant Sevi Bayraktar

Turkish Participant, and CIPUSA program alum, Sevi Bayraktar participated in the U.S. Department of State's "Arts for Peace" program in Cleveland in '08-'09. She is now returning to Cleveland June 2016 to give a presentation. Read on to see what she did during her program and what she has been up to since!
Posted by Lindsey Walsh on June 14, 2016 at 4:01 PM in Participant Permalink
June 8, 2016

Chinese Social Work Delegation

From May 20-31, 2016, CIPUSA's affiliate office, Columbus International Program, hosted a delegation of eight social workers from Shenzhen Nanshan Social Service District in China. Read on to see what the participants did during their stay.
Posted by Lindsey Walsh on June 8, 2016 at 5:02 PM in Participant Permalink
April 27, 2016

Through the Participant's Eyes: Gulasel from Kyrgyzstan

Q&A with Gulasel Nogoibaeva from Kyrgyzstan about her experience interning in the U.S. "Through the Participant's Eyes" is a serial piece highlighting the experiences of past participants.
Posted by Lindsey Walsh on April 27, 2016 at 3:45 PM in Participant Permalink
April 5, 2016

Through the Participant's Eyes: Americans in Ireland

CIPUSA's affiliate office, Empower International, took 23 students from 4 institutions to Ireland in 2016 as part of a social work program to learn about the culture, as well as the historical trauma and how it had an impact on people and services. Read on to see what kind of impact the trip had on the students as well as their hosts.
Posted by Lindsey Walsh on April 5, 2016 at 4:17 PM in Participant Permalink
April 4, 2016

Chinese New Media Delegation

From March 6-20, 2016, CIPUSA's affiliate office, Columbus International Program, hosted a group of Chinese Bloggers as part of a Chinese New Media program. Read on to see what the participants did during their stay.
Posted by Lindsey Walsh on April 4, 2016 at 4:25 PM in Participant Permalink
March 2, 2016

Through the Participant's Eyes: A German Social Worker in the U.S.

A glimpse into what life was like for a German social worker during his stay in the U.S. fall 2015. "Through the Participant's Eyes" is a serial piece highlighting the experiences of past participants.
Posted by Lindsey Walsh on March 2, 2016 at 4:25 PM in Participant Permalink