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March 30, 2018

Hicham El Hadad inspires Moroccan youth to become change-makers and leaders in their communities by promoting peace building and conflict resolution.

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February 16, 2018

Sana Mahmud is a team captain, role model, and leader for girls and youth in Pakistan. Her exchange experiences gave her the opportunity to pursue her passion for using sports to foster social change and empowerment.

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January 17, 2018

An award-winning digital media producer and educator, André Beckett remains a committed advocate for the international exchange programs that changed his life.

December 19, 2017

New Shu Shern mobilizes digital influencers to fight human trafficking and turns YSEALI ideas into action in Malaysia.

November 15, 2017

Yuri Kolesnik innovatively contributes to workforce development and sparks entrepreneurship in Belarus

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October 23, 2017

Leveraging the exchange alumni network, Anges's work to combat trafficking has impacted thousands in Uganda and internationally.

Alumnus of the Month

Valeriy R.


Valeriy Ryabukha is a dedicated leader and developer of future leaders. In the nearly 20 years since his first international exchange, Valeriy has drawn on his U.S. experience and his ever-growing U.S. network to promote youth leadership and prevent drug abuse, crime, and HIV/AIDS in Ukraine.

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Sparking impact through entrepreneurship, tech jobs, storytelling, and community building

The Professional Fellows Program (PFP) is pleased to announce the Fall 2018 Alumni Impact Award winners. These exchange alumni are from different parts of the world, and each has managed to make a lasting impact on their communities after participating in the Professional Development Program. Read on for more about their outstanding achievements!

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