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IWOC Alumna Charts Own Path of Courage

Ten years ago, Ilze Jaunalksne received the International Women of Courage award by the U.S. Department of State. We caught up with Ms. Jaunalksne to reflect on her work since receiving the IWOC.

International Woman of Courage Alumna Spotlight

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.

Raising Disability Awareness in Venezuela

Since returning home to Venezuela after his IVLP exchange, Juan Angel has worked tirelessly to promote disability awareness as well as design and implement workshops aimed at training human rights promoters.

Citizen Diplomacy Challenge 2016

Citizen Diplomacy Challenge 2016

U.S. Alumni: was your exchange program an unforgettable, life-changing experience? Would you be willing to encourage more Americans to have the same kind of transformational experience you had?

Young Southeast Asian Leader Works to Protect the Environment

Young Southeast Asian Asian Leadership Initiative (YSEALI) alumna Quy Nguyễn from Vietnam discusses her experience as part of the 2015 YSEALI program that focused on global environmental issues.

Exchanges Link Cultures and Ideas

Leah Goodridge's Gilman Scholarship program helped inspire her focus on vulnerable populations, leading to her establishing a nonprofit organization in the Dominican Republic and working to provide legal help for underserved community members in New York City.

A Garden of Hope in Taiwan

Chi Hui-Jung's IVLP experience lead her to expand the reach of the Garden of Hope Foundation, a Taiwanese organization under Ms. Chi's leadership dedicated to preventing and decreasing sexual and domestic violence toward women and children, while aiming to provide a safe and friendly environment for survivors.

Increasing Access to Emergency Services in Sri Lanka

Since returning to Sri Lanka after his Fulbright program, Chamara has become an active alumni member who leads by example and continues to volunteer his time, knowledge, and resources to communities, NGOs, and government institutions that are in need of his expertise on emergency medical techniques and disaster management.

Citizen Diplomacy Beyond the Wall

When Jeffrey Wood first traveled to China from Washington, D.C. as a high school student, he could not have imagined that his study abroad journey would lead to an interview with First Lady Michelle Obama.

My Exchanges Journey

Fulbright alumna Parveen Elias shares her journey from Bangladeshi academia to her exchange in the U.S. to her working with the Embassy back in her home country.

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