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About us

International Education Peace Volunteers Inc. is a volunteer-run 501c3 non-profit in the USA, serving interested communities in and near institutions of higher education by promoting intercultural and interreligious learning opportunities through our Peace Volunteers.

Our Peace Volunteers are current and former International Students, International Scholars, Study Abroad Students, Domestic Students, and other adults who believe international education and global learning can help build intercultural and interreligious peace. Visit our Instragram account to learn about some of our Peace Volunteers.

 

Mission

To build a community of Peace Volunteers who inspire diverse communities to grow in cultural humility and religious harmony through intercultural learning and interreligious education.

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Vision

To promote intercultural and interreligious peace through current and former International Students, International Scholars, Study Abroad Students, and others who want to be involved in international education as Peace Volunteers, using international education for intercultural learning and building peace among interested cultural and religious communities, off the campuses of higher education institutions.

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Activities

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Small Group Discussions

Online: Practice cultural and intellectual humility in listening to one another respond to the NPR podcast Throughline in groups of 3-5 people. We are currently offering this opportunity on Mondays at 8pm or 10pm by Zoom or  Wednesdays at 1pm by Skype(EST). Peace Volunteers join as Intercultural Learners and Facilitators when they can from wherever they can. 

In Atlanta: Peace Volunteers come when they can to the Intown Coffeehouse at 11am and gather in small interreligious learning groups for one hour of practicing cultural humility in listening while exploring the different religious perspectives and beliefs of one another in response to short readings from the Psalms in the Bible. Peace Volunteers from different religious cultures help one another learn from their stories and references from their respective religious cultures and traditions. 

One-on-One Cultural Ambassadors

Peace Volunteers serve as

Cultural Ambassadors in two ways:

5 in 5: Engage in online or in person cross-cultural show-and-tell with another Cultural Ambassador for 5 times within 5 months, to build cultural self-awareness and other-awareness. 

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If you are in Atlanta, join us when you can on Sundays for the Casual Cross-Cultural Conversations in collaboration with Intown4Peace at the Intown Coffeehouse at 9:30am.  Free coffee, tea, hot chocolate, and baked breakfast foods provided.  Transportation is also provided from and to Emory, as well as residences near Emory and also Villa International. 

Intercultural Assessments and Guidance

Receive the Intercultural Development Inventory assessment, receive a development plan, and engage in intercultural and interreligious learning with our Peace Volunteers.

 
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Contact Us

Get in touch with International Education Peace Volunteers to learn more about us and how you can get involved.

Ben Allin, Director

Atlanta, Georgia

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