USFS International Visitor Program

USFS International Visitor Program Encouraging scientific collaboration and discovery, intercultural understanding, and cooperation among people of many cultures and countries.
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Throwback to this photo captured during an international event held at US National Poultry Research Center (USNPRC), USD...
07/02/2020

Throwback to this photo captured during an international event held at US National Poultry Research Center (USNPRC), USDA-ARS in Athens, Georgia for the celebration of Heritage Month. Hazem Ramadan, a visiting scientist from Egypt working at the Bacterial Epidemiology and Antimicrobial Resistance Research Unit (BEAR), USNPRC, appeared beside a poster for Avenue of Sphinxes, a road over one and half miles that connects Luxor and Karnak Temples in Luxor, Egypt. The city of Luxor, located in Upper Egypt, has been estimated to contain about one third of the most valuable ancient monuments and antiquities in the world.

Dr. Ramadan is currently working on whole genome sequencing of antimicrobial resistant foodborne pathogens isolated from humans and animals. You can read about his recently published research from this May:
https://doi.org/10.3390/pathogens9050357

We love receiving and sharing updates from our amazing international visitors, like Eugene who is “Glad to be back to Be...
06/24/2020

We love receiving and sharing updates from our amazing international visitors, like Eugene who is “Glad to be back to Beltsville USDA Bee Research Lab after two months of quarantine. Using modified virus expressing a fluorescent marker to combat virus infections in honeybees, wearing all required personal protection, of course!”

At home with kids this summer? Midewin National Tallgrass Prairie is hosting virtual programs all summer for kids to lea...
06/11/2020
New “Midewin for Kids” virtual education program provides at-home learning | US Forest Service

At home with kids this summer? Midewin National Tallgrass Prairie is hosting virtual programs all summer for kids to learn about natural resources and conservation from home. Check out the full program!

Deliver Benefits to the Public New “Midewin for Kids” virtual education program provides at-home learning Monday, May 18, 2020 Siobhan Solkowski-Peacy (left), a visitor information specialist at Midewin National Tallgrass Prairie, and Julie McDonald, park ranger for the U.S. Army Corps of Engine...

Join us tomorrow at 12 pm EDT for our weekly meet and greet. This is a space for our visitors and hosts to connect, debr...
06/04/2020
Employee perspective: Prioritizing connection for international visitors and Forest Service host units | US Forest Service

Join us tomorrow at 12 pm EDT for our weekly meet and greet. This is a space for our visitors and hosts to connect, debrief, and ask questions.

Excel as a High-Performing Agency Employee perspective: Prioritizing connection for international visitors and Forest Service host units Tuesday, June 2, 2020 Rima Eid, International Visitor program specialist, USDA Forest ServiceWASHINGTON, D.C. – Each year, the USDA Forest Service International ...

05/28/2020
Survey of Tenuipalpidae in Apulia (Southern Italy)\Acari\Cryo-SEM\Univ. of Bari Aldo Moro\USDA

Flat mites, of the family Tenuipalpidae, are widespread around the world and include many pest species. Marcello De Giosa, an exchange visitor from Italy, and his host Ronald Ochoa at the USDA Agricultural Research Service in Beltsville, MD collaborated on research aimed at surveying tenuipalpid mites in southern Italy. Sampling was carried out in Apulia, collecting plant materials from various Mediterranean tree species. The mites were slide-mounted in Hoyer’s medium and identified using the Low Temperature Scanning Electron Microscopic (LT-SEM), phase contrast and differential interference contrast (DIC) microscopy techniques. Watch this video overview of their project!

Mites of the family Tenuipalpidae (Trombidiformes: Tetranychoidea) are commonly known as flat mites and are widespread around the world. This mite family inc...

Join the IVP team tomorrow at 12 pm EDT for our weekly meet and greet! Come to chat or ask questions about your exchange...
05/21/2020

Join the IVP team tomorrow at 12 pm EDT for our weekly meet and greet! Come to chat or ask questions about your exchange program and COVID-19.

Our quarterly e-newsletter goes out today in an updated format. If you'd like to be added to the newsletter listserv, em...
05/14/2020

Our quarterly e-newsletter goes out today in an updated format. If you'd like to be added to the newsletter listserv, email [email protected]. We hope you like the new Branching Out header!

What do you know about the plants just outside your window? iNaturalist can be a fun way to learn more about the wildlif...
05/05/2020
iNaturalist

What do you know about the plants just outside your window? iNaturalist can be a fun way to learn more about the wildlife around you while contributing to scientific knowledge.

iNaturalist is a social network for naturalists! Record your observations of plants and animals, share them with friends and researchers, and learn about the natural world.

Happy Earth Day! For the 50th anniversary of Earth Day, the Smithsonian will be hosting the Earth Optimism 2020 Digital ...
04/22/2020
2020 Digital Summit

Happy Earth Day! For the 50th anniversary of Earth Day, the Smithsonian will be hosting the Earth Optimism 2020 Digital Summit. Check out the calendar of events on their website!

As a public health precaution, the Smithsonian is postponing the Washington, D.C.-based summit to a later date. Instead, on the 50th anniversary of Earth Day 2020, join us online for an Earth Optimism digital event that will showcase stories of both small and large-scale actions that frame the conve...

"Studies have proven that even the smallest bit of nature - a single tree, a small patch of flowers, a house plant - can...
04/20/2020
Dose of nature at home could help mental health, well-being during COVID-19

"Studies have proven that even the smallest bit of nature - a single tree, a small patch of flowers, a house plant - can generate health benefits."

In light of stay-at-home orders, University of Washington researchers say studies show there is much to be gained from nature close to home, whether in a yard, on neighborhood walks or even indoors.

Have you tried birding? Bird watching is one way to connect with nature while staying at home. Bird watch from your back...
04/15/2020
How to Make These Next Few Weeks a Little Easier, Courtesy of Birds

Have you tried birding? Bird watching is one way to connect with nature while staying at home. Bird watch from your backyard, live stream bird cams, or learn about birds with your family!

This fight against coronavirus is serious and sobering. As we take it on, collectively, the only certainty seems to be that we'll all be homebound for the next few weeks. At least we still have the outdoors as refuge and respite. That's not to diminish or deny what's happening in any way—everyone

Take a break and connect with the IVP team tomorrow from 12-1 pm EDT for some casual conversation with our team and your...
04/09/2020

Take a break and connect with the IVP team tomorrow from 12-1 pm EDT for some casual conversation with our team and your fellow international visitors and hosts! Thank you to all our visitors who joined us last week!!

04/03/2020
Honduras YCC Corona Virus PSA

We hope everyone is staying safe and healthy! Here is a short PSA video made by graduates of the Forest Service's Youth Conservation Corps Program in Honduras

Social distancing is challenging, but it’s a chance to reconnect with nature – in the backyard, with a house plant, or e...
03/26/2020

Social distancing is challenging, but it’s a chance to reconnect with nature – in the backyard, with a house plant, or even this view of White River National Forest in Colorado on your screen!

Questions? Concerns? Missing that coworker interaction already? Connect with the IVP team tomorrow during our virtual of...
03/19/2020

Questions? Concerns? Missing that coworker interaction already? Connect with the IVP team tomorrow during our virtual office hours, Friday from 12-1 pm EDT!

Pictured: visitor Lisa from Sweden in Mt Baker-Snoqualmie National Forest last summer.

Happy Friday! Check out the spectacular view of Lolo Peak that Spanish visitor Manuel enjoys near his Forest Service off...
02/28/2020

Happy Friday! Check out the spectacular view of Lolo Peak that Spanish visitor Manuel enjoys near his Forest Service office in Missoula, MT

Check out the IVP quarterly newsletter for February 2020!
02/27/2020

Check out the IVP quarterly newsletter for February 2020!

Congratulations to visitor Dr. Hazem Ramadan and his ARS hosts at the USDA Bacterial Epidemiology and Antimicrobial Resi...
02/19/2020
اكتشاف بكتيريا فائقة المقاومة للمضادات الحيوية لدى الكلاب المصرية

Congratulations to visitor Dr. Hazem Ramadan and his ARS hosts at the USDA Bacterial Epidemiology and Antimicrobial Resistance Research Unit who recently published research on E. coli in dogs in Egypt. Their work was featured in Egyptian media last month! Dr. Ramadan is a J-1 Exchange Visitor who will be in Athens, Georgia through the end of 2020.
Be sure to hit the ‘translate’ button in your browser to read the article in English!

فريق مصري أمريكي يعثر على جين بكتيريا الإيشيريشيا القولونية "إي –كولاي" فائقة المقاومة للمضادات الحيوية، في الكلاب لأول مرة في مصر، والتي تتشارك بعض الخواص ...

Exchange visitor Martin, from Norway, and his host Scott are currently working together on avalanche forecasting at the ...
02/12/2020

Exchange visitor Martin, from Norway, and his host Scott are currently working together on avalanche forecasting at the Sawtooth Avalanche Center in Sawtooth National Forest. Read about their experience in IVP’s quarterly newsletter coming out later this month!

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Marc Meyer, an ecologist with the Ecology Program in Region 5, and Celia Jimenez, a 2019 International Forestry Fellow f...
01/30/2020

Marc Meyer, an ecologist with the Ecology Program in Region 5, and Celia Jimenez, a 2019 International Forestry Fellow from Spain, recently collaborated on research into the ecological status of aspen stands in Mammoth Lakes and June Mountain, California. Their work will inform aspen restoration treatments in Inyo National Forest and Valentine Reserve. Celia, an undergraduate student from the Polytechnic University of Madrid, spent four months with Forest Service mentors Marc Meyer and Amarina Wuenschel at the Southern Sierra Province Ecology Program. Celia’s internship through the International Forestry Fellows Program was coordinated by USDA Forest Service International Programs and our international university partners.

01/24/2020
Exchange Programs - U.S. Department of State

Here's a bit of interesting history about International Visitor Leadership Program exchanges..

For 80 years, the International Visitor Leadership Program (IVLP) has brought established and emerging leaders together through short-term visits to the U.S. in support of U.S. foreign policy. Throughout 2020, we will celebrate its 80th anniversary with #FacesOfExchange.

Learn more → eca.state.gov/facesofexchange

Happy Martin Luther King Jr. Day! Today is an American federal holiday that celebrates the life and achievements of civi...
01/20/2020
About the MLK Day of Service

Happy Martin Luther King Jr. Day! Today is an American federal holiday that celebrates the life and achievements of civil rights leader Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Today is also a national day of service where people across the U.S. volunteer in their communities. Volunteering is a great way for international visitors to meet people and learn more about their local communities in the U.S. You can learn more about the MLK Day of Service on the National and Community Service website:

A Day On... for your CommunityThe MLK Day of Service inspires hundreds of thousands of Americans to come together to serve their community. Citizens in all 50 states deliver meals, refurbish schools a

11/28/2019

Happy Thanksgiving!!

Check out this upcoming opportunity for researchers! The USAID’s Partnerships for Enhanced Engagement in Research (PEER)...
11/21/2019
Partnerships for Enhanced Engagement in Research (PEER)

Check out this upcoming opportunity for researchers!

The USAID’s Partnerships for Enhanced Engagement in Research (PEER) grant program is now accepting research proposals for 2020. Administered by the U.S. National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine (NASEM), PEER is a competitive grants program that invites scientists in developing countries, partnered with USG-supported collaborators, to apply for funds to support research and capacity-building activities on topics with strong potential development impacts.

Pre-proposals are due by February 10, 2020. For more information on focus areas and the application process, go to www.nas.edu/peer

Managed by the National Academies, PEER began in 2011 as a partnership between the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) and the National Science Foundation (NSF) designed to address development challenges through international research collaboration.

11/18/2019
Exchange Programs - U.S. Department of State

Happy International Education Week!

Happy International Education Week! 📚 We’re excited to highlight the inter-agency collaboration taking place between the U.S. Department of State, U.S. Department of Education, Peace Corps and the US Agency for International Development (USAID) to celebrate international education and exchanges worldwide. #IEW2019

Visit iew.state.gov to join the celebration!

Calling all Mid-career Environmental Professionals: Apply for the Beahrs Environmental Leadership Program (Beahrs ELP) a...
11/15/2019
International & Executive Programs | UC Berkeley

Calling all Mid-career Environmental Professionals:

Apply for the Beahrs Environmental Leadership Program (Beahrs ELP) at the University of California, Berkeley for summer 2020! This summer certificate course is a three-week intensive interdisciplinary training and includes workshops taught by Berkeley faculty and experts in green finance, systems leadership, communications, project management, conflict resolution, and consensus building. The program runs from Jul 18th to August 7th, 2020.

Apply by Wednesday, November 27, 2019 to be considered for the first round of scholarships.

11/08/2019

Last Saturday, over 40 alumni of USFS international seminars and study tours met in Tbilisi, Georgia. This stellar group of alumni from the Caucasus networked, and shared information about their successes and challenges in applying what they learned in the US once they returned back home. USFS and USAID also shared information about their respective programs in the region, and Embassy staff relayed information about special grants and other opportunities available to exchange program alumni, such as joining EPAG, the Georgian Exchange alumni association. The group brainstormed ways to stay in touch and to support future exchanges and collaboration.

The USFS International Programs (FS-IP) currently has 10 annual international seminars on a variety of natural resource management issues (e.g. protected area management, disaster response, climate change, forest landscape restoration, watershed management) attended by professionals from around the globe. FS-IP also organizes study tours on specific topics of interest to a particular country or region. In additional to professional exchanges and training, the International Forestry Fellowship Program (IFFP) provides internship opportunities to graduate students from partner universities.

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11/08/2019

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10/17/2019

#TBT to a week ago... We are still “abuzz” about our visit with Eugene Ryabov and the ARS Bee Research Lab in Beltsville, MD!

This week 11 international visitors and hosts from the Agricultural Research Service (ARS) across Beltsville, Maryland j...
10/11/2019

This week 11 international visitors and hosts from the Agricultural Research Service (ARS) across Beltsville, Maryland joined the IVP team for a tour of the USDA-ARS Bee Research Lab. The group had the opportunity to visit the apiary and see the lab’s beehives. We also heard from several researchers in the Bee Lab about their important research. Thank you so much to Jay Evans, Eugene Ryabov, Kyle Grubbs, and Mohamed Alburaki at the Bee Lab for hosting the group and sharing your knowledge with us!

In August, 16 international visiting scientists and interns joined the IVP team in Washington, DC for the 6th annual Was...
09/11/2019

In August, 16 international visiting scientists and interns joined the IVP team in Washington, DC for the 6th annual Washington DC Science Leadership Forum. Forum participants are J-1 Exchange Visitors and International Forestry Fellows hosted at USDA and Forest Service locations throughout the United States on educational and technical training exchange programs. Participants come to Washington, DC for one week to learn more about USDA and the history, politics, and culture of the U.S. This year’s participants toured national monuments, met USDA and USFS leaders, and participated in a poster session at the Forest Service headquarters. Participants describe the Forum as “an incredible experience to open my mind, meet new people and friends, discover an amazing city, and learn a lot about leadership.”

IVP Quarterly Newsletter
08/20/2019

IVP Quarterly Newsletter

IVP Quarterly Newsletter

At the end of July, our USFS International Programs colleague, Richard Paton, spoke with an International Visitor Leader...
08/20/2019

At the end of July, our USFS International Programs colleague, Richard Paton, spoke with an International Visitor Leadership Program (IVLP) delegation from the Democratic Republic of the Congo. The group's visit to the US focused on Improving Subnational Governance: Wildlife and Land Management. The group met up with Richard in San Francisco where they learned about US Forest Service natural resource management practices and our engagement with partners around the world.

Pictured are Eric Byamungu, Didier Luganywa, Innocent Lwaboshi, Jeanne d’Arc Naweza, Dominique Nyakasane, and Richard Paton, USFS Central Africa and Middle East Regional Advisor.

IVLP is a U.S. Department of State funded program implemented by Global Ties partners across the USA. Global Ties San Francisco and Meridian International coordinated this visit.

Global Ties San Francisco, International Visitor Leadership Program (IVLP), Meridian International Center,

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