The program has extended my profession horizon, I compared two systems, now I look with new eyes on law enforcement in RF [the Russian Federation].
Russia Criminal Justice participant
What We Do
At ITD we set the scene for profound inter-cultural experiences. Our work brings together professionals and/or students from around the world to share cultures, exchange ideas, deepen understanding, and spread knowledge. The programs we offer include a wide range of topics: from developing civic education curricula to exploring minority integration in the West, from promoting indigenous visual arts to studying US culture and democracy. With their new-found knowledge and their experience of dynamic engagement, our participants return to their countries enriched by their exchange, and re-charged by new and challenging ideas. In their own words it is "an experience of a lifetime."

Professional Fellows Program

ITD's most recent Professional Fellows Program on Environmental Sustainability with Mexico, Peru, and Uruguay concluded this past November with a bang in Washington DC. The 14 Fellows participated with about 250 of their colleagues from around the globe in the Professional Fellows Congress, an inspirational four day conference including leadership workshops, inspiring speakers and networking events aimed at maximizing the program's impact. Over the past three years more than a hundred Fellows from Mexico, Peru, Uruguay and the U.S. have participated in this ambitious exchange aimed at improving the environment, creating long lasting professional relationships and building a network among the participating natural resource professionals from all four countries.  One of the highlights of the program are the individual action plans that the Fellows developed while they were in the U.S., then implement upon returning to their home countires. Their combined dedication has led to changes ranging from improved erosion control on the Grijalva River in Chiapas, Mexico to better solid waste management in Montevideo, Uruguay.  The success of this program would not have been possible without the cooperation from our committed and gracious fellowship host organizations who welcomed the Latin American  professionals into their daily routines for the four week fellowships. ITD will conduct the final phase of this program in January, and April 2018, which will consist of an exchange visit by the U.S. hosts to the three Latin American countries. The Professional Fellows Program is sponsored by the Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs of the U.S. State Department.


Current Activities

SUSI on Social Entrepreneurship
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Netherlands Teachers
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Latin America Environmental Sustainability
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Citizen Participation with North Africa and the Middle East
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SUSI for Secondary School Educators
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Step Up Uganda
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