COVID-19 News

Exchange Alumni Make a Difference During COVID-19

In the midst of COVID-19, we are facing unprecedented challenges around the world. We've created this page to share your efforts to tackle the coronavirus. Thanks to you and your fellow exchange alumni, you are creating far-reaching health, educational, and social impact to ensure your communities are staying strong, safe, and healthy.

COVID-19 Resources:

  • FEMA Coronavirus Rumor Control
  • CDC - Covid-19 Response Page
  • CDC - Traveler's Health
  • CDC - Use of Cloth Face Coverings to Help Slow the Spread of COVID-19
  • Santiago Castro is training teachers on how to use Zoom and other online tools, and helping students transition to virtual classes.

    Fulbright alumnus Cecilia Carolina Muňoz managed to reinvent her classes to help her students become citizens of the world.

    Critical Language Scholar and nurse Wendy van Giezen is using her skills in New York City to help fight against the coronavirus.

    “It’s difficult to keep calm when the U.S. Secretary of State tweets about you…”

    Washington Mandela Fellow Alumnus Alveno Soares partnered with national and international business to help over 300 local families in need.

    James Kwabo is helping share COVID-19 information with youth across Liberia via his radio station, Alternative Youth Radio.

    Theo Goetemann, a 2017 critical language scholar alumnus, founded a new startup that has created a COVID-19 testing locator web tool.

    Elvis Rivera, a science teacher in Honduras, has come up with a new and innovative way to create personal protective equipment for healthcare professionals in local hospitals.

    Thu Vo, a Humphrey Fellow alumna, is working together with the local government in Davis, California to respond to the COVID-19 crisis.

    U.S. Ambassador Sung Kim applauds exchange alumni on the front lines of tackling the coronavirus.

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