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Host Family Wanted

Austin Community College International Programs is searching for a host family for the 2013-14 school year for a German student participating in the Congress-Bundestag Youth Exchange for Young Professionals (CBYX).   Please forward to other who may be interested – …

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Tour to North Korea

The World Affairs Council of Houston is organizing a tour to North Korea.  This tour will provide a glimpse of life within the reclusive country, and a chance to explore the significant cultural heritage of the northern part of the …

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International Austin Potluck

The City of Austin, GlobalAustin and EuroCircle will be joining hands and building the next great event together by hosting an International Potluck. This means that you can all bring your traditional dishes and have other members experience new flavors and most of …

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Austin rolls out the culture and the commerce for ambassadors

  Austin rolls out the culture and the commerce for ambassadors By Dan Zehr American-Statesman Staff At its weirdest, Austin might come as a mild culture shock for visitors from other parts of Texas — let alone other parts of the …

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Cultural Vistas welcomed four Turkmen representatives to the United States

WASHINGTON – Cultural Vistas welcomed four Turkmen representatives to the United States over the weekend to begin a three-week International Visitor Leadership Program (IVLP) focused on promoting disability rights. Their program, which is sponsored by the U.S. Department of State’s …

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Presentation at UT-Austin April 4 at 7:00

flyer-UTfinal PRESSRELEASE1 PRESS RELEASE   For immediate release: MARCH 1, 2013          Media Contact:   Telephone: 512-423-1815   79.89.09    a lecture from a cycle of work by Slavs and Tatars, Friendship of Nations: Polish Shi’ite Showbiz Presentation by Slavs …

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Secretly everyone has had the dream at least once where the government calls with a special mission, and you are the one they need. It’s a dream that rarely comes true, and in our case almost got overlooked, when an email came to our Vice President, Adam Price with the subject: URGENT: US Department of State Meeting Request: Activism through Social Media, Pakistan.

Like many would, Price said at first he thought it was a spam email. However, after a few phone calls with Pamela-Jean Mohamed, Associate Executive Director for International Programs with GlobalAustin, he confirmed that this was a legitimate request from the State Department in Washington for representatives from Speak Social to meet with delegates from both the U.S. and Pakistan to discuss the topic, Activism through Social Media. Speak Social’s portion of the meeting will take place this afternoon in Austin; however, the delegation will continue meeting on different topics both today and tomorrow, February 9.
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The U.S. Ambassador to New Zealand on UT Austin

In this 7th installment of my series of articles about great American universities, I’d like to talk about the University of Texas at Austin, the public institution previewed briefly in my colleague Jessica’s recent guest post about her hometown of Austin. …

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The World & UT

The University of Texas is now offering the CELTA (Certificate in English Language Teaching to Adults), the most widely recognized English as a Second Language certificate program. This certificate program qualifies you for a range of jobs around the globe …

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**NEW** Snapshot of Public Diplomacy in Action Interested in following U.S. Public Diplomacy Efforts? Tara Sonenshine, Under Secretary of State for Public Diplomacy and Public Affairs, publishes an informative web-based newsletter highlighting numerous State Department public diplomacy programs. To sample a …

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