OUR VISION is an international network of dynamic professionals who partner with others to enrich and enhance their work–as individuals and as teams–to improve the systems and the clients they serve.
OUR MISSION is to accelerate the exchange of best practices, technologies, and research through conversations, discussions, and demonstrations that bring understanding, mutual respect, and benefit through this interactive process.
OUR HISTORY began in 1985 when Global Interactions and our planning partners from countries around the world began collaborating to tailor study programs, symposiums, forums, and conferences for international counterparts. Over the years, more than 90 groups from the United States have traveled and met with their professional colleagues from the People’s Republic of China, India, Kenya, Japan, Mexico, and South Africa, with participants from more than 37 countries. Sharing best practices, technologies, and research, along with visiting institutions and job sites to see work in progress, has built understanding and opened new possibilities for cooperation.
These experiences have deepened understandings around socio-economic, geopolitical, ethnic, and cultural issues, while placing the professional knowledge in the context of education. The more we work together, the more meaningful our work becomes. The more we learn from one another, the greater the possibilities are for sustainable relationships and powerful partnerships that will create a world we will be proud to pass on to future generations.
U.S. participants have worked in collaboration with host countries conducting intensive summer training sessions, side-by-side teaching demonstrations, joint diagnostic and surgical procedures, paired presentations, and youth programs. Results have included collaborative research, co-authored publications, institution and faculty exchanges, and sustained collegial and personal relationships.
Institutional and school partnerships are always developing.
Our newest program, “Challenge: TOMORROW,” focuses on 12- to 16-year-old students from the United States and China coming together to engage in cross-cultural exchanges and language immersion, scientific exploration and problem solving, leadership and team building. As students interact, their goal is to create the world they want to live in. In addition, Global Interactions hosts delegations and organizes conferences and study programs for international professional delegations visiting the United States.
Conference topics have included:
The International Conference on Special Education
The First Sino-American Conference on Women’s Issues: “Holding Up Half the Sky”
The Mexico-Arizona Professional Women’s Alliance Conference
The China – U.S. Education Conference
The First China – U.S. Quality Conference
The Japan – U.S. Women’s Issues Forum
The First China – U.S. Conference on Sport and Fitness in conjunction with the Beijing Marathon
The China – U.S. Women Business Owners and Entrepreneurs
The China – U.S. Conference on Physical Education
The China – U.S. Conference on Community Colleges
The China – U.S. Conference on Women and Leadership
The China – U.S. Conference on Education Students with Special Needs
The China – U.S. Conference on Aligning Assessment with Instruction
The China – U.S. Conference on Multiple Intelligences, Creativity, and Problem-Solving
The China – U.S. Conference on Education Leadership
The China – U.S. Conference on Youth at Risk
The China – U.S. Conference on Literacy
The China – U.S. Conference on Disaster Management
The International Conference on Education Leadership
Numerous topics have been addressed in study programs including law, environment, education, early childhood, special education, women’s health, business development, diversity, personnel preparation, education, and health.
Chinese partners include the China Association for Science and Technology (CAST), the China International Conference Center for Science and Technology (CICCST), the All China Women’s Federation (ACWF), the China Academy of Medical Sciences, the Beijing Institute of Education, Beijing Normal University, the Shanghai Women’s Federation, the China International Public Relations Association, and SIAS International University.
We seek and invite new partners who share our vision, our mission, and our passion to connect professional learners worldwide.
We extend our services to professionals wishing to participate in our programs and expand their international networks through exchanges, study, and interactions. Join us!