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For those newcomers, we hope our newsletter provides valuable information about our programs and insight into the transformative impact that experiencing everyday life and language of another culture often can have.

We won't just sing our own praises, either. Every month we'll share articles that catch our eye like this on the role small talk plays in American professional culture or on how to intern abroad for free (or close to it). Or maybe just the latest craze: meet the Great Language Game.

News & Features

The Lernen to Talk Show

Guck mal! Mickey sought to prove that anyone can learn a foreign language and have fun while they're at it during his year in Germany on the Congress-Bundestag Youth Exchange for Young Professionals. Language Learning
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Forging Bonds Across Borders

Kizuna Project The Kizuna Project provided exchange opportunities for more than 50 Japanese university students and recent graduates. 

We sat down with Shintaro, one such student, to learn about the impact of his time studying English, interning, and immersing in American culture. 
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An Inside Look at the Alfa Fellowship

In 2012-13, the Alfa Fellowship Program sent its 10th class of young American and British professionals overseas to live, work, and immerse in the modern business, government, policy, and cultural environment of Russia.
Read more about their 11-month experience overseas

#UpdatingAmerica U.K. Teens Explore the States on Journalism Exchange

Earlier this summer, a group of nine British high school students visited the United States for a two-week exchange focused on the current state and future of journalism.

Here's a look at the 'social story' of their experience exploring American culture and society.

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In This Issue

Rob Fenstermacher

Partner Spotlight

Cultural Vistas is pleased to announce it is teaming up with AFS-USA to broaden our reach, engage alumni, & increase the impact of our exchange programs.

Listen to a special message from our CEO on why this partnership is a natural fit.

Our friend, Javier, agrees.

Cultural Vistas Annual Report
2013 Picture This! Photo Contest

Upcoming Application Deadlines

  American Youth Leadership Program with Singapore & Malaysia

A Department of State-funded program providing high school students and educators the opportunity to travel and experience the people and cultures of Singapore and Malaysia, with a focus on the nations’ approaches to sustainable development and urban planning.
Who's eligible? U.S. high school students; ages 15-17
 Teachers and administrators working with youth
Deadline: December 1

Learn more & apply at

IAESTE Internship Placement Program

A work abroad program matching university students majoring in technical fields with paid internships around the world. Each year positions are available in 15-20 different countries. Most placements last 8-12 weeks during the summer, but fall and longer-term internships are available.
Who's eligible?
Full-time U.S. university student; ages 19-30
Must be enrolled in a technical field of study
Deadline: December 1

Learn more & apply at

Summer Internship Program in Germany

A summer internship program providing students with the opportunity to gain practical work experience in Germany, improve their language skills, and experience German culture firsthand from late-May to August 2014. Placements are available in a variety of fields.
Who's eligible? Full-time U.S. & Canadian university students; ages 18-30
  Must have 2 years post-secondary study & German instruction
Deadline: December 15

Learn more & apply at

Programs in the United States for International Students

Global Career Launch

An eight-week summer internship and immersion program for international students in one of three U.S. cities, including Chicago, Seattle, and Washington, D.C.
Who's eligible? Full-time student at university outside U.S.; ages 19-26
 Strong working knowledge of English
Deadline: January 10

Learn more & apply at

Featured Photo - Alumni Paying it Forward


We’re always heartened to see our alumni share the impact of their experiences. Earlier this fall at RIT's International Opportunities Fair, IAESTE alumni Kenya (L) and Ruishi (R), engineering majors who interned this summer in Germany and Slovakia respectively, helped spread the word about Cultural Vistas' international opportunities for American students. Takíto stážisti nam robia najväčšiu radosť!

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