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September 12, 2017
Greece

Betty’s outstanding work in the realms of academia, media, and entrepreneurship has helped to connect students across the globe, and further cultivated the local and global exchange alumni network.

Young woman standing between the U.S. flag and Department of State flag
August 25, 2017
Lebanon

Jessica’s exchange experience deepened her understanding of U.S. culture, and she remains a dedicated member of the TechWomen network, sharing her experience with local Lebanese and U.S-based mentors.

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August 22, 2017
Zambia

Kakoma believes that the most important investment we can make is in the education of children. Through them, change can be established and sustained for generations to come.

August 21, 2017
Ghana

“Be confident and touch on issues which others are afraid to.” Seth Kwame Boateng couldn’t shake Secretary of State John Kerry’s advice to his cohort of Edward R. Murrow Program for Journalists in the United States. Inspired to bring his microphone to the people of Ghana, he uses film to give a voice to the voiceless.

July 7, 2017
Tajikistan

Community leader and social entrepreneur are just a few words that define Firdavs Nurov.

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June 5, 2017
New Zealand

Roydon is a model alumnus. Having taken part of U.S. Department of State-funded exchange programs, he returned to New Zealand and set about sharing his experience with others by drawing links and parallels between the U.S. and New Zealand.

Alumnus of the Month

Valeriy R.

Ukraine

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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