- Published: 28 October 2015 28 October 2015
To say, our 30th family reunion was heartwarming would be an understatement. We were happy to see familiar faces that were looking forward to represent their country/culture with pride.
Our festival celebrated dances from around the world on two stages, over 42 cultures on one stage, 30 on the other with audience participation, biergarten area, international bands, over 100 children's art competition, acrobats, twenty eight different cafes, over 22 cooking demonstrations, over 25 different fun activities, and over 2000 volunteers, but what was most prevalent was the pride and love that went into this festival.
Dreamsdared were so kind and patient with installation of our balloon drop, Fat Production is one of the most reliable AV companies we can always count on, Theo Davis printing helped us cut costs and exceed expectation with quality and speed.
Sure, there are many events evey weekend in Raleigh, but none of them do what we do, bring together talents from around the world. Our goal and mission has always been to build bridges between cultures and promote understanding. We bring the world together under one roof to celebrate talent, fun, and food.
- Published: 05 October 2015 05 October 2015
Visitors from North Africa and Near East explore local human rights NGOs, “wowed” by world famous Hunt Library
Visitors from various North African and Near East states visited the Triangle in order to learn about Non-governmental organization (NGO) management in North Carolina. The group included participants from Algeria, Bahrain, Egypt, Iraq, Jordan, Oman, Iraq and Tunisia. It was organized under the Department of State's International Visitor Leadership Program (IVLP) and spoke to local authorities, academics, and organizations courtesy of programming efforts by International Focus.
The visitors started with a meeting at a local non-profit institute. The institute's executive director gave a comprehensive overview of nonprofit formatting in the United States versus the universally accepted terminology. To be able to demonstrate the disparities in defining different organizations, he quizzed the visitors in a fun game of “Guess the Non-Profit”. Many were inserted to trip up the audience but it opened the discussion for further explanation. At the end of the meeting the entire delegation was thrilled about the reusable cups with pictures of Raleigh that were given to them.
- Published: 04 October 2015 04 October 2015
On Friday, November 13th International Focus will be offering its first Coffee and Conversation event. This is a unique opportunity to interact with visiting international delegations. We are delighted to open this new venue to members, friends and supporters to help create ties between Raleigh and the rest of the world. For more information about upcoming event, contact email@example.com
- Published: 09 April 2015 09 April 2015
International Visitors of this Leadership Program had a number of objectives during their time with International Focus in The Triangle. Visitors came from Bulgaria, Jordan, Namibia, Sweden, Thailand and Tunisia to study "Global Cooperation in the New Economy".
- The review of major developments in the global economic landscape and the shifting powers of economic influence on the world stage
- The exploration of the domestic political, market, and economic forces that shape U.S. international trade policy and the policy-making process.
Members of International Focus, Guests, Staff, and the Board of Directors engage with International Visitors in economic discussions at the First Citizen Diplomacy Event of 2015!