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 French Youth Linguistic & Cultural Trip
A partnership with Terre des Langues
June 9-30, 2023 

For 3 weeks, we coordinated the stay in Arizona of a group of French high school students. Julia, Marie-Alix, Clementine, Edouard, Gabriel, Adrien, and Nohan, were lucky to learn more about the American/Arizona culture thanks to the generosity of their American host families. 

With them, they improved their English and discovered the Grand Canyon State. They also traveled to Las Vegas, Nevada. Some of them even traveled to NYC. All of them left saying that they made new friends and that they would remember their stay forever.

We are incredibly grateful to our amazing host families without whom this youth stay would not have been a success. All of our volunteer families also said they learned from our students.

We are proud to announce that our partnership with the French linguistic company Terre des Langues has been renewed for 2024! Please reach out to us at if you are interested in hosting a French student in June 2024.


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We are grateful to Professor Ron Broglio
and ASU - Institute for Humanities Research - for our partnership!


As part of their stay, our French guests and their American counterparts visited the Grand Canyon. Professor Ron Broglio and ASU, Institute Humanities Research, partnered with us and joined our group on this 1-day trip. Professor Broglio made a fantastic presentation about the history of the Grand Canyon and the National Park Service, as well as the people who lived there, its endangered species, and its geology. This has been an incredible opportunity for our French guests and their American counterparts!

Ron Broglio writes books and essays on nonhuman phenomenology and animal studies. He has curated and produced a number of art exhibitions on contemporary environmental art. Ron is the director of the Institute Humanities Research at Arizona State University. 

He is the author of Animal Revolution and Surface Encounters: thinking with Animals and Art among other books and edited collections including the recently published The Edinburgh Companion to Animal Studies. He co-edits the Desert Humanities book series for Texas Tech University Press.

Baseball Stadium Visit with our French Youth and their Arizona host families
June 17, 2023
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Did you know that baseball is a growing sport in France? Many of the French High School students who are visiting Arizona throughout the month of June through a French Linguistic and Cultural trip with Terre des Langues were excited to learn about it!


Thanks to a renewed partnership with Global Ties Arizona, our French guests and their local host families have learned everything about Baseball during a tour of Chase Field Stadium in Downtown Phoenix.  The visit to this stadium, home of the Arizona Diamondbacks, has been a wonderful way for our youth to learn about this popular American sport and American culture. Heartfelt thanks to Amador Chavez and the Arizona Diamondbacks and Chasefield teams for their generosity and an awesome tour of the stadium  Thanks to them we discovered the behind the scene operations and facilities. And the cherry on the cake: our group was invited to stay to watch the game that night!


Welcome Reception for our  French Youth Linguistic & Cultural Trip
June 10, 2023
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They have arrived!

Our French students have landed in Phoenix and have enjoyed a wonderful welcome reception/luncheon thanks to our partners the Irish Cultural Center and McClelland Library and Klett World Languages.

This event has been a way to say thank you to our generous host families and to enjoy getting to know each other.
To open your heart to new friends and a new culture is a life-changing experience, and we encourage you to try it! Please contact us if you want to be involved in the future.

TERRE DES LANGUES and FCT Strategies LLC are grateful to our volunteers, partners, and sponsors.


2023 Arizona Sustainability Leadership Awards
April 21, 2023

The Full Story

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Thrilled to have served as the event coordinator for the 2nd Arizona Sustainability Leadership Awards event sponsored by Arizona State University (ASU), on the occasion of International Earth Day 2023. It was wonderful to work with Professors Karen Bradshaw and Ron Broglio again this year.


 The event took place at Liberty Wildlife in Phoenix, Arizona. It involved guests rotating to stations where awardees presented on topics like wildlife and water preservation, sustainable hospitality, and artificial intelligence as a way to promote earth protection.

Congratulations to the 2023 awardees Elvy Barton, Manager of Water and Forest Sustainability at Salt River Project, Danielle Goldtooth, Owner, Dii Iina Culinary, Richard Morrison, Water Thought Policy Leader, Hasrah Thomas, Director Relam 4 at ASU and White Tank Mountains Conservancy!

Lastly, kudos to the amazing artists, speakers, contractors, partners, and volunteers without whom this evening would not have been a success.


Visit to Arizona of the Irish Member of the European Parliament Maria Walsh
February 3-6, 2023


It has been an absolute pleasure and honor to work on the visit to Arizona of MEP Maria Walsh! From Protocol considerations to event and project planning, we have been thrilled to work with MEP Walsh and Ciara Archer, Director of Operations at the Irish Cultural Center in downtown Phoenix.

MEP Walsh's visit included a reception for LGBTQI+ rights with the local nonprofit one-n-ten, meetings with the Governor of Arizona Katie Hobbs and the Vice-Mayor of Phoenix Yassamin Ansari, as well as a presentation about Women Empowerment for Global Being at Thunderbird, School of Global Management, in the presence of the Dean, Dr. Sanjeev Khagram. Her schedule ended with a meeting with the CEO and team of evolvedMD, a local firm focused on integrating mental health services into modern primary care, and a reception hosted by PCFR iho Romanian Minister Sebastian Burduja.

Thank you to the Irish Cultural Center for this great opportunity!



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