Youth Ambassadors Returns to In-Person Exchanges

March 9th, 2023

After two years of successful virtual exchanges, CIED conducted its first international inbound Youth Ambassadors program with 41 participants representing six different delegations: Bahamas, Guyana, Jamaica, Suriname, Trinidad and Tobago, and various islands in the Eastern Caribbean.…

Alumni Ambassador Program Welcomes Its 2022-23 Delegates

September 28th, 2022

How do you describe an experience that transforms your entire worldview? The 2022-23 Alumni Ambassadors have a few short but compelling suggestions, terms they use to convey the impact of their tenures as Fellows, Specialists, and Virtual Educators for the U.S. Department of State’s English Language Programs.…

Youth Ambassadors Goes Virtual!

October 10th, 2020

When the COVID crisis hit and travel plans were cancelled, Twenty-four (24) U.S. youth and teachers took part in an innovative virtual exchange that focused on leadership development training and cross-cultural connections. …

Two Youth Ambassador students looking at a display. students

Youth Ambassadors Visit the United States

March 1st, 2019

CIED’s first program of 2019 was the Youth Ambassadors Spanish-language group. The 43 participants from Costa Rica, the Dominican Republic, Guatemala and Panama participated in a three-week leadership development exchange in the United States from January 22 to February 9. …

Bartolome Vazquez in a small boat on the water.

SEED Alum Protagonist of Award-Winning Documentary

November 21st, 2018

Bartolomé Vázquez López is a teacher in a one-room multigrade school of indigenous education in the mountains of Chiapas, Mexico, and he knows that pedagogy is not based solely on textbooks nor fit behind the four walls of a classroom.…

Youth Ambassador students in an agricultural nursery.

Youth Ambassadors Three-Week Exchange to the Dominican Republic

October 19th, 2018

CIED conducted a three-week exchange in the Dominican Republic for 29 U.S. Youth Ambassadors (American citizens from 14 states and the District of Columbia). The themes of the program were youth leadership, social entrepreneurship, and environmental protection.…

Paul Kei Matsuda in front of conference display.

English Language Specialist Connects Educators in Turkey

October 19th, 2018

English Language Specialist Dr. Paul Kei Matsuda connected with hundreds of English as a Second Language educators who traveled from around Turkey to attend his conference presentations and professional development workshops.…