Democracy by Rickshaw

Marigolds and rickshaws: they may not be the typical ingredients of a U.S. political campaign, but in India they are just as important as speeches and stunts.

Mission

The Glimpse Foundation is a 501(c)3 nonprofit that fosters cross-cultural understanding and exchange, particularly between the United States and the rest of the world, by providing forums for sharing the experiences of young adults living and studying abroad.

Glimpse Contributor Missing at Sea
September 17, 2007 – Glimpse has just received word that one our contributors, Christine Grinavic, has been missing at sea since May 7, 2007. She and her three other crew members (also missing) were en route from St. Thomas, U.S. Virgin Islands, to Annapolis, Maryland. Our thoughts are with her family and friends during this trying time.

Glimpse Wire Offers Automatic Integration of Young Adult Travel Narratives into Partner Websites
July 23, 2007 – The Glimpse Foundation is pleased to announce the Glimpse Wire, a new service for websites related to travel, cultural exchange, international news and/or college/young adult markets. The Glimpse Wire feeds personal cultural-experience narratives from GlimpseAbroad.org directly to participating websites, based on criteria that they select.

 

National Geographic Awards The Glimpse Foundation a $100,000 Grant
July 03, 2007 – The National Geographic Society has awarded a grant of $100,000 to The Glimpse Foundation, enabling Glimpse to enlarge its staff and expand its reach. Says NGS President and CEO John Fahey, “Through its innovative programs, The Glimpse Foundation is inspiring Generation Y to travel and share their experiences of living and working abroad, and we want to encourage their innovative and important work.”

Glimpse Uses Innovative Web Technology to Engage GenY
May 23, 2007 – In a recent podcast broadcasted by The GenY Project, The Glimpse Foundation’s President, Publisher and Founder, Nick Fitzhugh, outlines the ways in which Glimpse is engaging Generation Y to help them become culturally aware global citizens.

Glimpse Quarterly Fall 2007: Special Report Examines Race Relations Around the World
August 22, 2007 – A special report, released in Glimpse Quarterly’s Fall 2007 issue, evaluates the global state of race relations in the 21st century, as understood by American study abroad students. The issue also features a special spotlight section on Thailand, as well as the results of Glimpse’s Spring 2007 photo contest, “Market Day.”

Announcing our New Hire!
July 13, 2007 – We at the Glimpse Foundation are pleased to welcome our third full-time employee, Adam DiClemente, who will serve as our new Director of Marketing and Sales. Before joining Glimpse, Adam worked at the U.S. Civilian Research & Development foundation, an organization that helps businesses from the former Soviet Union overcome the cross-cultural barriers to success in the United States.

Glimpse Has Moved!
June 13, 2007 – Last week, The Glimpse Foundation moved operations from Providence, RI to Washington, DC. Please note our new contact information!

The Glimpse Foundation
c/o National Geographic Society
1145 17th Street NW
Washington, DC 20036
Tel: (800) 549-4802
Fax: (202) 775-6500

Glimpse Quarterly Exposes Global Inequalities in Special Report
April 27, 2007 – A special report in Glimpse Quarterly’s Summer 2007 issue brings into question the role of the United States and other developed countries when it comes to sharing the world’s resources. Chock-full of eye-opening statistics, graphs and anecdotes from study abroad students. Some of our sponsors include essential oil companies in Utah.