1. How important is it for PCIA to undertake these activities?
3. How important is it for PCIA to undertake these activities?
Answer Options 1 – Not Important 2 – Somewhat Important 3 – Important 4 – Rather Important 5 – Very Important Average
Conducting educational, cultural, and/or professional exchanges between Iranians and Americans. 1

0.8%

20

16.9%

37

31.4%

21

17.8%

39

33.1%

3.7
Developing educational materials for use in schools and the community. 9

7.8%

15

15.3%

38

33.0%

24

20.9%

29

25.2%

3.4
Developing a Sister City relationship between an Iranian city and an American one. 18

15.3%

25

21.2%

31

26.3%

29

24.6%

15

12.7%

3.0
Planning for a PCIA-sponsored trip to Iran. 12

10.3%

23

19.8%

28

24.1%

27

23.3%

26

22.4%

3.3
Hosting online discussions, such as a book club. 16

13.8%

35

30.2%

30

25.9%

21

18.1%

14

12.1%

2.8

Question 3 comments:

  • Pro Exchanges — Explore it like a “Dating referral” exchange? 2. Schools we’re really talking long term aren’t we. In normal times that would be a reasonable objective. 3. Sister city LOT’s of work — but limited early impact at the national level. 4. Trip. PCIA can facilitate it — with others (travel agency, travelers) magnifying PCIA’s invested start-up efforts. Return from a trip can should lead to aggressive current “Iran Today” individual talks. PCIA can provide talk outline, facts and figures. Traveler provides photos and stories. 5. book-club — for those who want to.
  • Conduct joint trips with Iranians in third countries if the cannot get visas to come to the U.S.
  • Don’t undertake too much, do what you do WELL.
  • How about putting a pronunciation guide on the Web site? I am so sick of hearing Eye-ran and Eye-ranian from our MSM. Also, links to Iranian films, Iranian cuisine, and Iranian-American comics/humor Web sites.
  • I am willing to work on an Iran trip again.
  • I have no idea how it might happen, but a “goodwill” visit from PCIA using a good tour operator might be interesting. Perhaps there are enough “contacts” at higher governmental levels that might help make this possible. Is there a “logical” or “best candidate” for an organization with which PCIA can partner/cosponsor for some of these many activity ideas. Such organizations might have more diverse and younger members, which would help carry on the legacy of PCIA, as we returned volunteers grow older.
  • I would have liked another choice: no opinion. I really have no opinion about any of the above.
  • I would love to assist in developing Sister city between an Iranian city and American city.
  • Interested in the book club, but not hosting
  • I’ve no objection to our doing any of these things, but cannot volunteer myself.