In 1996, Lovewell Institute embarked on its very first International Cultural exchange in Oskarshamn, Sweden. Since then, we have annual fourteen workshops and spread out to four different Swedish cities. Read more about our partnerships and workshops in Sweden HERE.
Lovewell was also fortunate run workshops in St. Petersburg, Russia in partnership with the Center for Russian American Behavioral studies and Gymnasia 166. In 2007 we took five American students to St. Petersburg and wrote the original show, Konflict. We then held a reverse exchange bringing all of the Russian students to Fort Lauderdale, Florida in the fall of 2007 to perform their show for American audiences. Because of the 2007 success, we were able to conduct the workshop once more in 2008 and Run Away was seen by Russian audiences and then travelled to Florida for its American debut. While this workshop in St. Petersburg has not been conducted in several years, the ties between the participants and the organizations still remain strong and all are in hopes of a revival of this partnership in the near future.