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Students make connections with delegates from around the globe

Students make connections with delegates from around the globe.A group of about 20 European delegates recently met with Glacier Peak High School students as part of their AP Comparative Government classes. The European delegates are participants in the U.S. Department of State International Visitor Leadership Program, and the students are part of Ryan Hauck’s AP Comparative Government classes.

The visit provided a unique opportunity for students to connect with and have a discussion of a cross-cultural nature with professionals from around the globe. All of the European delegates were age 35 or younger and come from a variety of backgrounds including members of parliament, industry, ministries, youth councils, and other organizations.

International Visitor Leadership Program is arranged by Meridian International Center, and the title of the delegation’s project visit to the United States is "Current U.S. Social, Political, and Economic Issues for Young European Leaders."
The Department of State has outlined the following specific objectives for the project:
  • Introduce and provide broad exposure to current U.S. social, political, and economic issues and associated policy formulation;
  • Examine interrelated U.S. foreign and domestic policy topics, including homeland security and intelligence gathering, trade and economic development, immigration and integration, health and social services, environmental sustainability, and energy; and
  • Explore the role of diversity, the individual, and religion in the United States.

Read more about the visit in this February 5 Everett Herald article.