Lekeitio, Basque Country

White Knuckled along the Basque coastline

My white knuckled sister said she would never consider renting a car in Spain. And after driving through the middle of several old towns bumping painfully on the cobblestone streets not knowing where we were or worse, how to even find our way back to a main road, my stress level seemed to agree. Miraculously, however, each time we did …

Delegates from Albania at Tamara ventures

IVLP Delegates from Albania Meet Dr. Luarkie

“How do we use our time to move forward in the minutiae of life?” These were the words of Richard Luarkie, PhD, President and CEO of Tamaya Ventures as he greeted the Global Ties ABQ contingency from Albania, “Combatting the Trafficking of Cultural property”. The group travelled to Santa Ana Pueblo to meet with Dr. Luarkie during their visit to …

Marija Veljkovic, Serbia

Encouraging students to see beyond

Read the essay written by Marija Veljkovic about her experience in New Mexico with Global One to One, her professional journey, and what inspires her to make a difference in the field of education. Micro is macro and macro is micro… These could be prefixes to -CHALLENGE, -INFLUENCE, -WORLD. And, here we come to Global One to One and Access …

Stunning architecture and loved all the Arab, Hindu and African doors.

Tanzanian Update: Edition 9

Oops, I knew I’d still have stuff to say J! Just finished one week in paradise, on Zanzibar Island in the Indian Ocean. Stunningly beautiful. I stayed in a very small village, called Kizimkazi, on the southwest peninsula of the island. Turns out it’s where the new President, Samia Hassan, known as Mama Samia is from. Opinions are mixed on …

Meet the Career Connections Seminar Speakers

Saturday September 17Yuriria MoralesExecutive Director, Global Ties ABQBioYuriria Morales was born and raised in Cuernavaca, Morelos, Mexico and has lived in Albuquerque since 2006. Yuri earned a bachelor’s degree focusing in International Affairs from the Universidad Internacional (UNINTER) located in Cuernavaca, Morelos, Mexico. She arrived in Albuquerque as an International Student and earned her master’s degree in Public Administration from …

Beatriz Valencia with the Group from Spain

Beatriz Valencia, Creativity & Technology for Equity & Inclusion in ABQ

Beatriz Valencia is the Office of Immigrant and Refugee Affairs Liaison for the Office of Equity and Inclusion for the City of Albuquerque. She is originally from Barranquilla, Colombia but grew up in a beautiful island in the Caribbean called San Andres. Since she has memory, Beatriz recalls to be part of diverse cultures, languages and religions. Her experience working …

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Diversity, Professional Development and International Exchange (Postponed)

This in-person Career Connections seminar will take place in Albuquerque, NM in partnership with Global Ties US. The event is designed to provide U.S. ExchangeAlumni with skills, resources, and ideas to grow professionally. From interactive workshops on team building, mentorship, and persuasive communications, to panels on inclusive programing, international business, and more, this seminar will equip attendees with countless learning opportunities …

Zennie Tran, Comms Intern

Meet Zennie Tran, New Communications Intern

My name is Zennie. I’m a student at the University of New Mexico, majoring in Organizational Communication Studies. I was born and raised in Vietnam, my parents always encouraged me to do my best in everything I do. They let me make my own choices and never pushed me toward a career goal. As I grew up in the United …

Martha, Rebeka and Suzanna

Tanzanian Update: Edition 8

At the meetings, the women discuss and do bookkeeping on their enterprises, they have opened 3: the bike rental shop, Duka la Baiskeli; a retail store, Duka la Kazi na Sala; and a money-lending fund. The Maasai women also make jewelry. They are also now building a community meeting hall which they will rent out. Me, I just sit on …

Entrepreneur at Trinity Accelerator

Q Station Hosts the Trinity Accelerator

The Trinity Accelerator is intended to empower collaborations between the federal government, industry, and academia in the spirit of how successful startup companies create value and generate new products for their customers with training on how to adapt those universal entrepreneurial concepts in a large organization for innovation and growth. Program Details Location: Q Station, 3225 Central Ave NE, Albuquerque, …