International exchanges (i.e. cultural, knowledge, and people-to-people exchanges) are at the heart of Global Ties South Africa’s work. Our current priority international exchange activities include:
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Tailored Knowledge Exchange Programs

 

We design, manage, and administer customized, theme-based knowledge exchange activities between South African companies, businesses, associations, universities, and other agencies and their global counterparts abroad. 

Global Internships ,Traineeships, and Work-Based Trainings

 

We facilitate science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) internships/traineeships between South African university students and other countries, through our membership in the International Association for the Exchange of Students for Technical Experience (IAESTE).

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Research, Monitoring, and Evaluation

 

We participate in, and lead research that advances the understanding and practices of international education and exchange, citizen and public diplomacy, and other relevant international topics.  

Alumni Engagement

 

We providing an organizational platform around which alumni and enthusiasts of international exchange programmes can rally, and become more active.

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Convening and Dialogues

 

We organize, facilitate, and manage speaking fora, summits, workshops, conferences, dialogues, and other events that bring together policy-makers, academics, professionals, community members, and others. These events are important opportunities to jointly discuss global issues and the importance of collaboration and engagement in developing solutions to key challenges that affect us all.

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Sport Is More Than A Game (SIM-TAG)

 

We design, develop, and manage sports-based exchange, training, and capacity-building projects designed to utilize the global love of sport as youth development, community-building, and empowerment tools.