Transparency and Accountability in Government: September 15th-20th
15 people from Latin America will visit New Hampshire to learn about how and why governments are open and transparent in the state. Meetings with various governments, non-profits, and press organization will allow the visitors to get an overview of the different initiatives here in NH that ensures the government is accountable to the people. They will have the opportunity to talk about why this is important and how it actually improves the effectiveness of government.
Youth and Civic Participation: September 19th
On a visit for the day, 2 people from Australia will visit New Hampshire to talk about getting youth more involved. Here they will have meetings with nonprofits engaged in empowering youth to become future leaders and to have opportunities to work in the community. The group will see a wide range of programs designed for youth and be able to take back information on how to better serve the youth.
State and Local Government: September 21st-27th
New Hampshire will play host to 23 visitors from around the world who are interested in learning about how governments work here in the state. Conversations with various levels and branches of government will be set up for this group while they are here. Discussions will focus on issues of transparency, good governance, legislative leadership, and other topics.
Legislative Procedures in the US: September 24th - 27th
A group of 11 Members of the Tunisian Parliament will come to New Hampshire to learn about how our government functions. The group will have the opportunity to meet with different government agencies to talk about how they go about their daily functions. They will also meet with non-profit organizations to talk about how they support people who are interested in running for an elected position. This will help them to better understand how people are prepared for and executive legislative duties.
Our Planet - Wildlife Conservation: Anti-Poaching and Anti-Trafficking Efforts in the U.S.: September 27th-30th8 people from French speaking African countries will come to New Hampshire to learn about anti-poaching efforts going on in the state. Various meetings throughout the state with wildlife protection agencies and organizations will provide the group with insights into the issues around poaching and how the state is looking to punish those who are caught. The group will learn different strategies to help them prevent poaching of some of the world's most endangered species.
Current US Political, Social, and Economic Issues for Young European Leaders II: September 30th - October 3rd
A group of 13 young political leaders from around Europe will visit New Hampshire to learn about issues facing the state. Meetings with a wide range of government officials and non-profits will allow the group the opportunity to talk about how politics work in the state and what role advocacy plays in the process for different themes. They will also have great opportunities to meet with everyday people and talk about culture and their own countries.
Building Small Business Development Centers: October 3rd-7th
At this time New Hampshire will play host to a group of 6 people from Nicaragua to learn about supporting small business in the state. Conversations with non-profits, government entities, and entrepreneurs will provide the group with a better understanding of how NH supports small business as the main economic driver of the state. They will also learn about different funding structures of new businesses and the considerations that need to be taken into account.
The Role of Journalism in a Democracy: October 4th-7th
7 visitors from East Asian countries will visit New Hampshire to learn about journalism and its importance to a healthy and functioning democracy. Conversations with various media outlets will focus on their role in disseminating the news and their responsibility to provide accurate coverage of events. Discussions on the importance of open government laws and how the news media covers elected officials could also be of interest.
Women and Justice: October 4th-8th
New Hampshire will play host to a group of 7 women from around the world to talk about the justice system and how women are affected by it. Meetings at prisons, with legal scholars, court systems, and other organizations will provide the group with an overview of state efforts to ensure fair and equal treatment under the law. The group will leave NH with a better understanding of how our legal systems work and how they might change their own systems back home.
Secondary Education Successful Models and Flexible Curriculum: October 4th-7th
A group of 9 visitors from Brazil will visit New Hampshire to learn about competency based curriculum and best practices in secondary education. Meetings with a variety of schools and government agencies, the group will begin to understand why New Hampshire ranks so high in education of its population. Conversations will focus on the competency based focus the state has put on students, as well as ways to inspire youth to want to learn.
International Parental Child Abductions: October 5th-11th
7 people from Peru will come to New Hampshire to learn about International Parental Child Abduction cases here in the state. Meetings with various judicial system organizations and agencies, the group will get a great overview of how these cases are handled, what considerations are made, and how they work to get the child back with the proper parent. A look at how other types of kidnapping are handled will also be a part of this group's meetings.
Women in Entrepreneurship: October 10th-15th
Coming from different parts of the world, 9 women will meet in New Hampshire to talk about women driving entrepreneurship. Meetings with business leaders, governmental agencies, and nonprofits will allow the group to learn about the various different ways in which women entrepreneurs are supported and encouraged. Conversations on the challenges and successes that have defined these programs will also be of interest to the group.
Promoting the Next Generation of Women Leaders: October 26th-29th
New Hampshire will play host to a group of 5 women leaders coming from Japan to talk about how to promote and support the next generation of leaders. Conversations with nonprofits, government officials, and schools will provide the group with the opportunity to see the different ways in which we promote leadership, especially for women. Discussions could also be held on the challenges faced by women and how they overcome them.
Substance Abuse and Rehabilitation: November 1st-3rd
6 people from Nigeria will come to New Hampshire and study the drug crisis that is ongoing in the state. Meetings with various agencies and nonprofits will help the group understand how the state is reacting to the opioid problem, what rehabilitation services are being provided, and the challenges the state faces in stopping drug use within their borders. Conversations will focus on best practices to end addiction, as well as how to prevent use in the first place.