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IVECA Founder, Dr. Eunhee Jung was interviewed by Dr. Deepak Chopra at his radio show and talked about what inspired her to develop the concept of International Virtual Schooling. She also described how the international virtual schooling program, IVECA, has been introduced to schools in different countries and shared her experience with students who joined IVECA.

The full interview can be found at Deepak Chopra Radio.

The 4th Annual Forum of the United Nations Alliance of Civilizations, organized at the initiative of H.H. Sheikha Moza bint Nasser, member of the High Level Group of the UNAOC, ended on December, the 13th, 2011.

From December 11-13, 2011, more than 2,500 attendees met in Doha, including Heads of State, Ministers of Foreign Affairs, NGOs, representatives of civil society, young leaders, foundations, media, academia and corporate sector for the 4th Forum of the Alliance of Civilizations (UNAOC). The Doha Forum revolved around three key themes:

How does cultural diversity impact development? – the missing linkPromoting trust and tolerance to advance development goalsNew strategies for intercultural dialogue, understanding and cooperation

This Forum, tackled the issue of the missing link between culture and development and the notion of cultural diversity with the necessary tools that must be established to make the cultural factor a key element in development policies.

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From The Carmel Schoolhouse News, Volume 11, October 2011

Carmel students connect with Korean cyber pals: How do you say “hello” in Korean? That’s easy for GFMS fifth graders who were on Rick Bishop, Robin Cohen and Marybeth Magnetti’s team (Team 5B) last year. It’s “an-nyeong-ha-se-yo.” That is just one of the words the students learned from their new Korean “cyber pals” in a classroom nearly 7,000 miles away, when they took part in a virtual inter-cultural exchange program last spring. GFMS students thoroughly enjoyed “meeting” their partners in Korea. Mary Esposito, now in sixth grade, summed it all up in her good-bye message to her new found Korean friends. She said, “We realize that our future depends on growing strong relationships with people in our neighborhood, people in our country, and people across the globe. We are grateful for the opportunity to learn about Korean culture and history but…even though you are thousands of miles away, we feel you are close in our minds and in our hearts. We hope this live conference is not the end of our relationship. We hope it is only the beginning!” Read the full story >>