ERIC Number: ED253447
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1984-Jun
Reference Count: 0
Inviting and Sponsoring Soviet Guests: A Handbook for American Hosts.
Institute for Soviet-American Relations, Washington, DC.
The purpose of this handbook is to encourage exchange visits between citizens of the United States and the USSR. Person-to-person encounters remain the most effective means of bringing home the reality that people from diverse cultures do share similar needs, emotions, and aspirations. The information provided is intended for individuals and groups in the United States who seek to enter the arena of U.S.-Soviet exchange, but who may have little or no prior experience in doing so. The following topics are discussed: U.S. options in hosting Soviets; who can be an American host; types of exchanges; financing; formalities with regard to the selection process, the invitation, and visas and airline tickets; and planning the visit, e.g., arrivals, field trips, home hospitality; and preparing the American hosts. The appendices contain an historical outline of U.S.-USSR cultural exchange; a listing of major Soviet organizations that could be involved in Soviet-American exchanges; a bibliography of readings for persons wanting a broad introduction to the Soviet Union and its culture; a sample invitation; background information on U.S. visas; and addresses of organizations mentioned in the handbook. (RM)
Descriptors: Cultural Exchange, Exchange Programs, Financial Support, Guidelines, Human Resources, Intercultural Programs, International Educational Exchange, Organizations (Groups), Program Development, Program Implementation, Resource Materials
Institute for Soviet-American Relations, 1608 New Hampshire Ave., N.W., Washington, DC 20009 ($6.00; 10 for $50.00).
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Delphi Research Associates, Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Institute for Soviet-American Relations, Washington, DC.
Identifiers: United States; USSR
Note: For related documents, see SO 016 126-128.