About Us

Founded in 1963, Cultural Vistas is a nonprofit exchange organization promoting global understanding and collaboration among individuals and institutions. We develop international professional experiences that create more informed, skilled, and engaged citizens. Our programs empower people to drive positive change in themselves, their organizations, and society.

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Our Mission
To enrich minds, advance global skills, build careers, and connect lives through international exchange.

Our Vision
Cultural Vistas envisions a world where international experiential skill-building opportunities are a widespread means of fostering a shared understanding and appreciation of diverse peoples, values, cultures, and aspirations, thus bringing the world closer together.

Our Values
At Cultural Vistas, we are committed to empowering individuals and impacting lives through international exchange. Our core values serve as a foundation for our organizational culture and as the principles that guide all of our nonprofit's work and actions on a daily basis.

  • Integrity
    We are dedicated to providing all of our stakeholders with the highest level of professionalism and commitment in all that we do.        

  • Collaboration
    We encourage individuals from around the world to work together through our exchange programs, and value a team-based approach in everything we do.

  • Experiential Learning
    We provide personally and professionally transformative experiences through a "learning by doing" philosophy.

  • Diversity and Multiculturalism
    We bring together people representing cultures and languages from around the world to learn new perspectives, share knowledge, and exchange best practices.

  • Innovation
    We advocate for creative approaches in our daily work and in developing a more active, engaging, and internationally-relevant exchange experience.

  • Passion
    We believe in what we do. We strive to fulfill our mission every day by providing meaningful and high-quality experiences for all those we serve.