Assistant Secretary Ryan’s New Year’s Letter to Alumni

Assistant Secretary Ryan’s New Year’s Letter to Alumni

Prior to departing, Assistant Secretary Evan Ryan wrote a farewell for exchange alumni in January 2017.

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Armenian Alumni Support Youth with Disabilities through Dance and Film

Armenian Alumni Support Youth with Disabilities through Dance and Film

A team of Armenian alumni organized a flash mob in order to show support for youth with disabilities by showcasing their participation with professional dancers in a public performance. To the tune of “Waltz of the Flowers” by Peter Tchaikovsky, 80 dancers of all abilities waltzed on the steps of Cafesjian Center for the Arts in Yerevan on October 15, 2016.

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All-STAR Alumni Are Helping Refugees

All-STAR Alumni Are Helping Refugees

After studying Arabic in Morocco as a National Security Language Initiative (NSLI-Y) student, Adam Sella gained far more than impressive language skills. While abroad he spent time with fellow NSLI-Y scholars who worked with refugees in their hometowns, and began learning about the growing global refugee crisis.

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Five Ukrainian Alumni Selected as “Prominent Ukrainians Under 30”

Five Ukrainian Alumni Selected as “Prominent Ukrainians Under 30”

Kyiv Post, one of the most popular newspapers in the country, named the young alumni in their “30 Prominent Ukrainians Under 30” feature.

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IVLP Alumna Takes a Stand Against Gender-based Violence

IVLP Alumna Takes a Stand Against Gender-based Violence

A year after her IVLP, Daniela has connected her two passions—empowering women and advocating for their security and respect for their human rights—by founding and registering the NGO “Soy Mujer” (I am a Woman).

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Ukrainian Alumni Making Big Impact with Small Grants

Ukrainian Alumni Making Big Impact with Small Grants

The program awards small grants to alumni of U.S. government-sponsored exchange and training programs for projects that promote democratic development, economic reform, and a united Ukraine.

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