Thursday, January 19, 2012

GlobalPittsburgh Hosting Visiting Energy, Environment and Cultural Delegations From Around the World in Coming Weeks

GlobalPittsburgh has arranged for short-term, Spanish-speaking homestay hosts for a group of 21 students from Bolivia, Peru and Paraguay on the weekend of January 20-22, 2012.

These students, ranging in age from 19-25, are participating in a U.S. State Department sponsored program entitled Study of the United States Institute at George Mason University in Fairfax, Virginia. Host families for the project will have their guests share in their regular weekend activities to help them to better understand American culture.

Last July, 11 host families welcomed students from Columbia, Ecuador and Venezuela into their homes for a weekend homestay for the same program. Those 18 English-speaking students, also participants in the Study of the United States Institute at George Mason University, were ecstatic about having the opportunity to stay with hosts and learn firsthand about life in the U.S.

Future programs currently in the planning stages at GlobalPittsburgh include:

February – A delegation of government officials, business representatives and educators from Andorra, Croatia, Greece, Ireland, Montenegro, Romania, Turkey, Ukraine and the United Kingdom will come to Pittsburgh to study Public-Private Partnerships. (This program is sponsored by the U.S. Department of State’s International Visitor Leadership Program.)

February – A delegation of government officials, business representatives and educators from Bolivia, Bulgaria, Hungary, India, Iraq, Israel, Nepal, Pakistan, Poland, Slovak Republic, South Africa, Tunisia and Vietnam will travel to both Morgantown, W.Va., and Pittsburgh to learn about energy and climate policy challenges, alternative energy research and development , and to discuss strategies to develop and secure diverse energy supplies (This program is sponsored by the U.S. Department of State’s International Visitor Leadership Program.)

February – Two energy experts from Indonesia will travel to the Pittsburgh region to learn more about water issues, urban forestry and environmental conservation, and fuel cell technology. (This program is sponsored by the U.S. Department of State’s International Visitor Leadership Program.)

March – A group of environmental leaders and policymakers from Kazakhstan will come to study energy and environmental issues in the region. (This program is sponsored by the Open World Leadership Center at the Library of Congress.)
For more information about becoming a GlobalPittsburgh host, please CLICK HERE.

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  1. are participating in a U.S. State Department sponsored program entitled Study of the United States Institute at George Mason University in Fairfax, www.hostinghq.ca

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