- Published: 05 December 2014 05 December 2014
Moldova has just had Parliament elections. Nine newly elected parliamentarians have been through Open World hosted by International Focus.
The Open World Program, a U.S. Congress-authorized program managed by the Open World Leadership Center and locally administered by International Focus, Inc., brings emerging community leaders to the United States for 10-day networking visits to observe U.S. democracy and free enterprise in action.
Results from the Nov. 30, 2014 Parliamentary Elections in Moldova
Democratic Party of Moldova
Andrian Candu (2012, Parliamentary Program, Raleigh NC, International Focus)
Serghei Sirbu (2011, Parliamentary Program, Raleigh NC, International Focus)
Corina Fusu (2010, Parliamentary Program, Raleigh NC, International Focus)
Liberal Democratic Party of Moldova
Liliana Palihovici (2012, Parliamentary Program, Raleigh NC, International Focus)
Gheorghe Mocanu (2014, Parliamentary Program, Raleigh NC, International Focus)
Party of Communists of the Republic of Moldova
Elena Bodnarenco (2012, Accountable Governance, Hendersonville NC, Friendship Force of Western North Carolina; IF sub grantee)
Petru Porcescu (2007, Finance, Raleigh NC, International Focus)
Igor Vremea (2014, Parliamentary Program, Raleigh NC, International Focus)
Anatolie Zagorodnii (2010, Parliamentary Program, Raleigh NC, International Focus)
- Published: 04 February 2014 04 February 2014
IVLP Home Hospitality offers you the opportunity to host small dinner events in your home for two to four visitors. Individuals and families are invited to volunteer as hosts and may be needed at any time throughout the year as delegations visit NC nearly every month.
Home Hospitality isn't complicated. There's no need to plan anything particularly fancy, as the goal is simply that you share your warmth, interest, and dinner hospitality with our international guests. These dinners areinvariably lively, enjoyable exchanges, and we keep them small in size not just to limit the host's burden of preparation, but also to foster more extensive dialogue.
A home hospitality dinner may take many forms: a family-style dinner with immediate family and/or close friends, a potluck, or a picnic where you bring the dinner to share. What matters most is a spirit of warm, welcoming hospitality.
- Published: 14 July 2014 14 July 2014
Thanks to everyone who came out to support IF at the North Hills Summer Concert Series!! We really enjoyed being part of this lovely evening with great music and a huge crowd! Thank you to the folks at North Hills Gives Back who selected International Focus as a featured nonprofit during their Summer Concert Series.
- Published: 29 June 2014 29 June 2014
Our very own Leila Bekri was featured in Sunday's News & Observer as the Tar Heel of the Week. Learn all about this unique woman who leads our International Visitor Leadership Program.
"She's really an institution in herself," she says. "She has such a way with the visitors and she takes her work so seriously. She put a lot of effort into creating programs that include everything possible that would be relevant, and she is so well-respected in D.C. I'm not sure this would still be going without her.