State and Local Government: February 25th - 27th
5 visitors from Israel will come to New Hampshire to learn about best practices in State and Local Government. They will have meetings with government officials on various levels, as well as non-profits working to engage people in politics. This will help the group to see how the government functions and to take back ideas that could enhance the Israeli government.
US Foreign Policy: February 25th - 28th
A single visitor from Poland will come to New Hampshire to learn about US foreign policy as it relates to the Arctic and international relations. We will arrange meeting with leaders in both these fields to help him better understand US policy positions and how they are made. It will also focus on how the world affects New Hampshire via refugee resettlement and international trade. Discussions will help the visitor to gain a better understanding of how US governments work and what policy leaders are doing to engage the world.
Liberal Arts Education: March 4th-7th
3 University Staff Members will come to New Hampshire to learn about liberal arts education and why it is important to a well rounded person. They will meet with leaders in the field and talk with them about best practices on the high school and college level. Discussions will help them to better understand how liberal arts education is handled in the US and give them best practices to take back with them. All three visitors have been tasked with creating liberal studies programs at their universities and this will be an opportunity to really help them shape their ideas on it.
The American Language II: Connecting English Teachers to U.S. History and Culture: March 10th - 12th
New Hampshire will host a group of 21 people from various countries around the world to talk about education here in the state. They will visit various State Level agencies to better understand the policies and requirements surrounding teaching English. An opportunity to meet with a linguist will also be arranged for them to learn about the development of the English Language. This trip will help them all to better understand the U.S. education system and best practices in building English language courses.
Women as Political Leaders: March 11th - 16th
6 women from South and Central Asia will visit New Hampshire to learn about our long political tradition of high female engagement in politics. We will set up several meetings with elected, female, officials to talk about the various experiences they have had as politicians. This will help our women to better understand how to help other women become engaged in politics, as well as how to strengthening their own political skills.
Women Entrepreneurs: Open World: March 14th - 22nd
New Hampshire will host its first Open World of the year for a group of 6 Russian female entrepreneurs. The group will spend 8 days in New Hampshire learning about best practices in business and challenges women face as business owners. Meetings with businesses and governmental agencies will help the visitors to better understand the lay of the business land here in the state. They will leave with actionable information on best practices in business and possibly with future business partners.
Women as Political Leaders: March 15th - 18th
A group of 12 women leaders from across Africa will come to New Hampshire for discussions on women in politics. They will have the opportunity to meet with various different women throughout the state who have experience in political life to learn about best practices in engaging women in politics. The meetings will help the group to better understand why New Hampshire has such a large contingent of women representing them and the benefits this brings to the process.
Strengthening Public Policy Analysis in Parliament: March 17th - 20th
New Hampshire will play host to 3 government officials from Serbia to talk about public policy in the US. We will arrange meetings for this group with top public policy officials, think tanks, and non-profits to talk about how public policy is analyzed and implemented. Opportunities to see public discussions of policy may also be included.