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We're Hiring! CSWAC Executive Director


Are you an experienced nonprofit executive with a passion for international affairs and a proven track record of strategic partnerships and fund development? Then this job is for you! Check out our opportunity for a part-time Executive Director position! We are seeking a professional with Strategic VisionProgram Development ExperienceProven History...

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Exchange Program Comes Full Circle

02-CSWAC-Photo Ayana Garcia and Amb. Harry Thomas at CSWAC's May Speaker Event

I was 18 when I was accepted to the Philippine Youth Leadership Program sponsored by the U.S. Department of State. My exchange was comprised of a month of leadership training and development at Northern Illinois University that focused on developing principled civic leadership, community development, responsible citizenship, and project manage...

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Six from Kyrgyzstan Visit as CSWAC's First In-Person Exchange Project in over Two Years

Return-to-US-Embassy Kyrgyz visitors receive project completion certificates from U.S. Embassy in Bishkek, Kyrgyzstan

On April 1 – 9, six women from across Kyrgyzstan visited Colorado Springs to engage with other professionals in the field of Promoting Peace and Security. The delegates were hosted in the homes of Colorado Springs World Affairs Council members, fully immersing them into Colorado culture and lifestyle. Their short week in our city was packed with me...

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What Takes Place During an IVLP Exchange?


On March 22, a delegation of seven professionals from the Dubai Culture and Arts Authority "virtually" visited Colorado Springs. They participated in a meeting with two local resources, the Pikes Peak Library District (PPLD) and the Pikes Peak International Hill Climb (PPIHC) to hear and exchange ideas about "Enriching the Cultural and Creative Sec...

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What Takes Place During an IVLP Exchange?

Virtual Meeting with TESSA African delegation meets with TESSA via Zoom

On February 3, an international delegation of 23 emerging leaders from 20 African countries met with TESSA to discuss how the organization serves victims of domestic violence. For the last 45 years, TESSA has been serving the Pikes Peak Region by providing both rural and urban advocacy to victims of Inter-Personal Violence, Sexual Assault, and Huma...

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In Global Ties U.S. News - Promoting Social Change through the Arts


Each month, Global Ties U.S. invites the International Visitor Leadership Program network to submit an article for their blog #ExchangeMatters. This month, we were featured with some of our fellow peers. Below is the article. Check out other stories here and here.  "Promoting Social Change through the Arts" was a 2021 Internatio...

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WAC Colleagues Cancelled - 12/15/2021


World Affairs Council Colleagues, The Colleagues program this evening, Wednesday, December 15, has been cancelled per the decision by Patty Jewett Golf Club. There are trees and power lines down and traffic lights are out which make for hazardous conditions. We want to air on the side of caution as well to ensure our members are safe. Accordingly, ...

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CSWAC's December 2021 Council Chronicle Newsletter

CSWAC's December 2021 Council Chronicle Newsletter

Read all about it! New Executive Director welcomed, 2022 Great Decisions topics announced, overview of recent international visitor programs, and more! Read the 2021 December Newsletter here. Or, copy and paste the below link into your browser. https://mailchi.mp/csworldaffairs.org/colorado-springs-world-affairs-council-june-newsletter-5356322?fbcl...

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What Takes Place During an IVLP Exchange? - from the eyes of Intern, Elise Sappington

LETACCSPD-10._20211101-180718_1 IVLP delegation meeting with CSPD and LETAC

Transparency and Accountability in Government - Angola, Mozambique, and Sao Tome and Principe  Our cultural moment holds the tension and weight of transparency and accountability in governing bodies. We have heard the cries and felt the quakes of our nation over injustices in our governmental systems. This project highlight...

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What's New? - Fall 2021 International Visitors Program Newsletter


Learn about recent international visitor programs and how Colorado Springs is staying engaged with other countries. View the newsletter here. 

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What Takes Place During an IVLP Exchange? - from the eyes of intern Elise Sappington

Media-Panel-9.27 Delegation Meeting with Media Panel

Transparency and Accountability in Government – AfricaCountries represented: Ethiopia, Burkina Faso, Cameroon, Chad, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Cote d'Ivoire, Guinea, Liberia, Namibia, Senegal, South Africa, and the United States. Last Monday, the Colorado Springs World Affairs Council's International Visitor Program hosted a delegation of c...

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Please Help Us Welcome Our New Intern!

Meet Elise Sappington, our International Visitor Leadership Program Intern. She moved from Alabama to Colorado upon her graduation from Auburn University, where she earned her B.A. in Anthropology with a minor in Sustainability. Her love of cultures and the environment grew out of her experiences living abroad in South America, Europe, an...

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