139 Results Are Tagged With "United States"

White House Travel Bloggers Summit #StudyAbroadBecause

Screen shot from the video reads, "Help strengthen the study abroad generation."

The National Security Council hosted a summit in December with 100 of the most influential travel bloggers and digital media outlets at The White House to highlight current U.S. Government initiatives and new strategies for encouraging American students to study, volunteer, and work abroad.

Discussing Educational Reform in Iceland

Inspired by her participation in the Benjamin Franklin Transatlantic Fellowship this past summer, Unnur Larusdottir demonstrated her leadership capabilities by organizing a conference on education in her home country, Iceland. Over 200 guests attended the conference, including students, leaders from local universities, journalists, and high ranking members of Parliament.

48 Exchange Alumni Sworn In to 114th U.S. Congress

Six alumni of the American Council of Young Political Leaders program were sworn in as new members of the 114th Congress on January 3rd.

Finding Meaning on the Other Side of the World

After unexpectedly losing her husband of 28 years, Michigan Technical University Director of News & Media Relations Jennifer Donovan found a way to reinvent herself through participation in a Fulbright Specialist Program in communications, opening the door to explore a new part of the world "from the inside."

Spreading Global Understanding from the Middle East to New Mexico

National Security Language Initiative for Youth alumnus CJ Aragon organizes educational sessions and arts events to promote understanding of Islamic culture in his Albuquerque, NM hometown, inspiring more local youth to sign up for the Middle East exchange program.

Alumna Teaches Palestinian, Israeli Identity Through the Arts

Betsey Coleman documents and explores cultural identities through art on a website she created after her four-month Fulbright Distinguished Awards in Teaching exchange in the Middle East during 2012 to promote understanding and empathy.

Exchange Alumni Awarded Presidential Medal of Freedom

Three International Exchange Alumni members received the Presidential Medal of Freedom, the Nation’s highest civilian honor presented to individuals who have made especially meritorious contributions to the security or national interests of the United States, to world peace, or to cultural or other significant public or private endeavors.

Join Hands to Drive Ebola Out

2010 Hubert H. Humphrey alumnus Joe Bangura uses his status as a national radio personality to provide information and motivation to his wide audience in Sierra Leone to fight against the spread of Ebola. Joe's business and leadership experience combined with his entrepreneurial spirit also drives micro-finance ventures for several small- and medium-sized companies in his home country.

Fulbright Alum Teaches Science with 21st Century Tools

Tom McFadden engages his middle school biology students with innovative approaches, incorporating videos, competitions, and even hip-hop music to help his students learn.

Training the Next Generation of Global Citizens

Since his participation in the Teachers for Global Classrooms program, Seth made it his mission to give his students in Illinois a global education to prepare them for an increasingly connected world.

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