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Madeline Rife's Blog (4)

Fellow globe-trotter do-gooder needs some help!

Hi everyone,

I mentor a college student at Kent State, Danielle. She's been accepted to a prestigious study abroad program this summer in St. Petersburg, through the American Councils for International Education. It's a language immersion, and she's also planning to volunteer with a group there that is working to end human trafficking.

Danielle is a really passionate person and I know she's going to find a way to get to Petersburg this summer, but she needs a little…


Added by Madeline Rife on April 8, 2017 at 9:50am — No Comments

Meet Young Leaders from Across the World this Summer

Hello NORVA friends,

As you may remember from last year, the Cleveland Council on World Affairs hosts a number of short-term international youth visitors in Cleveland every year. If you are looking for something new and fun to do this summer, look no further!…


Added by Madeline Rife on June 13, 2014 at 2:11pm — No Comments

Former Ambassador and President of the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace speaking on Iran TOMORROW!

Ambassador Thomas Pickering and President of the Carnegie Endowment, Jessica Tuchman Mathews, will speak on Iran-U.S. relations at the Union Club tomorrow at 6 pm. Admission is $25 for Cleveland Council on World Affairs members, and $35 for non-members (email Madeline at for the member rate!). Visit the website for more information and to register.

Added by Madeline Rife on September 16, 2013 at 11:02am — No Comments

Short-term hosting opportunities with the Cleveland Council on World Affairs

Hello NORVA community,

As the go-to people for cultural exchange and international friendship, I'm writing you to let you know about two short-term hosting opportunities for Northern Ohioans this summer:

Jóvenes en Acción (“Youth in Action”) program is a U.S. State Department program run by CCWA in Cleveland. It brings 16 student leaders from Mexico to the Cleveland area July 20-August 1. These high school…


Added by Madeline Rife on June 25, 2013 at 1:23pm — No Comments

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