International Woman of Courage Susana Trimarco de Veron holding a picture of a victim of human trafficking
March 14, 2017
Argentina

Despite false leads and death threats, 2007 International Woman of Courage Awardee Susana Trimarco de Veron uncovered evidence of trafficking networks operating in her home country of Argentina and still tirelessly works to raise awareness, change laws, and aid victims.

Headshot of woman wearing head wrap
March 10, 2017
Afghanistan

Mary Akrami is the Director of the Afghan Women Skills Development Center, a shelter for women escaping domestic violence and forced marriages in several provinces. We caught up with Ms. Akrami to reflect on her work since receiving the IWOC award ten years ago.

February 24, 2017
Bangladesh

Towfique is an accomplished alumnus of both the English Access Microscholarship program and the Study of the U.S. Institutes (SUSI) program for leadership, education, and culture hosted by Green River Community College in Auburn Washington.

Two girls stand behind a table lined with covered plates next to a sign that says "Baked Goods"
January 23, 2017
Georgia (US)

Inspired by her exchange experience in Morocco, Elise founded and serves as the president of the Arabic Culture club at her high school, where she shares Arabic language and culture with her classmates.

Marta Pyvorarenko, December 2016 IEA Member of the Month
January 3, 2017
Ukraine

Marta Pyvorarenko has used her Open World Leadership Program exchange experience to help her country heal in the wake of the conflict in Eastern Ukraine.

iraqi young leaders photo
November 4, 2016
Iraq

Lilav’s hard work, enthusiastic volunteerism, and success in her medical studies combine to form an inspiring role model for other young Iraqis.

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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