Jóvenes en Acción – Host a Student from Mexico

The Cleveland Council on World Affairs is seeking internationally-minded families to host high-achieving high school students from Mexico!  Students will engage in programming focused on entrepreneurship, the environment,  and empowering tomorrow’s leaders. The students are in Cleveland as a part of Jóvenes en Acción (Youth in Action) program that provides high school students from Mexico the opportunity […]

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Responsible Global Investing

Addressing the international efforts to strengthen the integrity of governments and businesses, this IVLP delegation from the People’s Republic of China will be in Cleveland to explore perspectives on business ethics and strategies to reduce corruption. Over the course of six days, visitors will meet with well-known leaders in corporate social responsibility including the Greater Cleveland […]

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Religious Education in the United States

Bangladesh is a diverse society with a majority of the population’s faith centered on Islam but with other significant majorities adhering to Hinduism, Buddhism, and Christianity. This project is designed for current and emerging education leaders to explore the U.S. approach to the incorporation of religion in public and private schools and universities. An emphasis […]

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Towards a More Safe and Secure World: Community Engagement and Countering Extremism

Visitors representing 12 countries will be exploring grassroots efforts to stymie violent extremism and promote tolerance and mutual understanding. By getting out into the Cleveland community and engaging with governmental, law enforcement, civil society, and faith-based organizations, visitors will gain insight into a multi-dimensional approach to addressing the underlying conditions that fuel extremism. This program […]

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Youth Leadership

Cleveland Council on World Affairs will have an opportunity to host 10 Bulgarian youth leaders, including journalists, youth ambassadors, and government-affiliated youth program officers. While in Cleveland the delegation will explore the impact of youth leadership and civic education programs with an emphasis on at-risk youth. By engaging with a wide variety of young adults, […]

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Leadership Development for Women

In order to advance humanitarian and relief efforts in Haiti, the support for women leaders in politics, business, and civil society is critical in bolstering development and inclusive decision-making. While in Cleveland, five emerging Haitian leaders–including a promoter of women political rights and a manager at a clean water bottling facility–will meet with a wide-array […]

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Development of Industry in the Era of Information Revolution

Based upon the rapidly growing biotechnology and medical startup sectors, international visitors from Japan will have an opportunity to see firsthand the impact tech innovation has had on industry in Cleveland. Delegates will have an opportunity to connect with the anchor institutions, such as the Cleveland Clinic, that provide the means for innovations to flourish. […]

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Women’s Innovations in Science and Entrepreneurship (WISE)

Cleveland Council on World Affairs is honored to the have the opportunity to once again host the Women’s Innovations in Science and Entrepreneurship (WISE) project. Three women leaders in science, engineering, and business from Iraq, Palestinian Territories, and Sudan will be in Cleveland to explore policies, organizations and educational institutions that are championing the interests […]

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Improving the Management of Municipal Sold Waste: A Project for Indonesia

Waste management systems are not something that is typically thought of when considering human services, yet it is critically important to any city’s infrastructure. The government of Solo City in Indonesia has been under immense pressure to improve its waste management functions and government officials will be exploring creative solutions to this topic while in […]

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Host an International Student for Thanksgiving

This year, make your Thanksgiving Dinner celebration memorable by welcoming an international student to join you at your table. The Cleveland Council on World Affairs will be partnering with Case Western Reserve University for the second year in a row to connect international students with local Citizen Diplomats for this “International Thanksgiving” opportunity. Sign up […]

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