The U.S. Department of State’s Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs is pleased to announce the winners of this year’s U.S. Exchange Alumni Citizen Diplomacy Challenge!
Prior to departing, Assistant Secretary Evan Ryan wrote a farewell for exchange alumni in January 2017.
On December 15th, 2016, the Italian Alumni Association Amerigo held a ceremony in Florence to honor the winners of the 8th Amerigo Media Award.
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.
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.
Kyiv Post, one of the most popular newspapers in the country, named the young alumni in their “30 Prominent Ukrainians Under 30” feature.