Building a Future Through Technology

Sura   M.

Notable Alumni
Sura Mubarak is a true TechGirl—developing a robotics project to help people with hand disabilities control a computer and starting a volunteering organization. Sura knew that in order to pursue her love of robotics, a trip to the United States was in her future.
TechGirls Western HemisphereUnited States
Disability is Diversity: Dr. Christie L. Gilson Shares her Story

Christie   G.

Alumni Story
Assistant Professor of Education at Moravian College
United States (Pennsylvania)
"Just because you have a disability does not mean you can't do an exchange program," says Dr. Christie Gilson. Read more about how an exchange program is an opportunity for anyone.
Fulbright Program Fulbright ProgramFulbright U.S. Scholar Program East Asia and the PacificChina
Shaping the Future of the Kyrgyz Republic

Nadezdha   P.

Alumni Story
Student Organizer
Nadia Pak, a Future Leaders Exchange (FLEX) Program alumna from the Kyrgyz Republic, is working with other FLEX alumni to mobilize Kyrgyzstani youth to be more active citizens.
Future Leaders Exchange Western Hemisphere
Human Rights Clubs in Rwanda (Youth Leadership Program)

Sharon   M.

Alumni Story
Youth Human Rights Activist
After returning home from her exchange program on human rights in the United States, Sharon worked with 21 other Rwandan exchange alumni students and educators to launch high school human rights clubs throughout Rwanda.
Youth Leadership Programs Western HemisphereUnited States
The Spirit of Volunteerism in Zambia

Mark   C.

Alumni Story
Community Organizer
During his time in the United States as a participant in the International Visitor Leadership Program, Mark Chilongu of Lusaka, Zambia was struck by the way in which Americans shared their time and resources to care for the poor.
International Visitor Leadership Program (IVLP) Western HemisphereUnited States
The Confidence to Lead: Lilia Sevastyanova

Lilia   S.

Alumni Story
Artistic Director
The Confidence to Lead: Lilia Sevastyanova
International Visitor Leadership Program (IVLP) Western HemisphereUnited States


Alumnus of the Month

Kisioki M.


These are just a few of the words to describe Kisioki Moitiko, a 2016 alumnus of the Mandela Washington Fellowship (MWF) for Young African Leaders.

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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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