September 10 – 13, 2014
An Individual from Portugal
Culinary Tourism

The Department of State has outlined the following specific objectives for the project:

  • • Examine tourism promotion through gastronomy and wine routes;
    • Explore innovative business practices for cultural and gastronomic promotion;
    • Promote cross-cultural understanding and exchange through culinary events;
    • Gain exposure to the wide variety of culinary educational opportunities in the U.S.

USA Program: Washington, DC, Greensboro, San Francisco, Napa Valley and New York City


September 25 – 27, 2014
24 people from Central and South America
Grassroots Democracy and Civic Activism

This project will examine to critical role of citizen participation in the democratic process. Participants will examine how citizen groups, community and political organizations, candidates, and election officials prepare and organize for elections at the national, state and local levels. Discussions and site visits will illustrate political and civic activities, with a special emphasis on youth involvement.

USA Program: Washington DC, Greensboro, Raleigh, Tulsa, St. Louis, Little Rock and San Diego