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.
Our organization consists of over 90 individuals globally, and is represented by offices in Berlin, Washington D.C., and New York (our headquarters). We work together with foundations, governments, higher education institutions, and companies to create relevant, practical programs that enrich minds, advance global skills, build careers, and connect lives through international exchange.
Cultural Vistas was created as a result of a 2011 merger between two exchange organizations: the Association for International Practical Training (AIPT) and CDS International (formerly the Carl Duisberg Society). Our European Office was opened in 2013, and administers memorable and transforming global learning opportunities that enrich careers and encourage leadership development. We firmly believe that those who travel to other countries to deeply inquire, learn, experience, and understand other cultures and practices will be the ones to lead and succeed in our increasingly interconnected world.