Throughout its existence of over two thousand years, the Silk Road provided a vital link enabling people of diverse cultures to interact with each other. This trans-continental network of trade routes served as the connection between East and West. It stretched from China to Korea and Japan in the east and connected China, Central Asia, the subcontinent, Afghanistan, Iran, Turkey and Italy in the west.  The Silk Road was simply used to transport silk, cotton, wool, glass, jade and other highly valued merchandise, but it also encompassed religion, art, technology, language and culture. Asia, the biggest continent and the birthplace of world’s great civilizations, owes much to Silk Road for its cultural development. 

Silk Road Centre’s Exchange program aims to revive the spirit of the Silk Road by developing networks and platforms to help strengthen cross-cultural connections and promote respect and understanding of other cultures. Activities under this key program component will enable the participants to understand each other’s cultures and values that will contribute to lasting relationships and cooperation in the region. These activities will provide a forum for exchange of ideas and learning experiences. Major activities under People-to-People Exchange will include seminars, workshops, conferences, exhibitions, documentaries, TV, radio shows and other events facilitating exchange of ideas and learning experiences.

Our key exchange programs include:
    • Teacher and Scholar Exchange
    • Student Exchange
    • Youth Exchange
    • Artist Exchange
    • Sport Exchange