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Upon his return to Zimbabwe, IVLP exchange alumnus Plot Mhako collaborated with U.S. Embassy Harare on Step Up 2 HIV, a program that uses popular culture to raise awareness among youth about HIV prevention and reproductive health.
Aaron, now a junior at the University of Alabama, speaks movingly of his experience and the profound impact the program continues to have on his personal and professional growth.
Following her transformational 2007 Study of the U.S. Institute for Student Leaders (SUSI) program at the University of Chicago, Republic of Korea (ROK) native Chae-eun Sung refocused her professional goals and entered the world of finance.
As a young man in the Balochistan province of Pakistan, Jawad Ahmed Khan dreamt of furthering his studies but opportunities in the capital city of Quetta did not match his talent or ambition.
Natalia, a 2010 International Visitor Leadership Program (IVLP) exchange participant, was keen to bottle the innovative American museum experience and adapt it for Russia.
Dr. Jill Biden, second lady of the United States, believes in the power of mentoring and in the power of the TechWomen program. "I love the idea of women helping other women to succeed and to soar,” she said.
MOOCs (Massive Open Online Courses) engage Bolivian youth on business strategy.
In a country with few institutions dedicated to serving the needs of the disabled community, Nora Al-Othman’s organization is a deeply-appreciated rarity.
In her endeavors to launch her own sports marketing firm, Grace Kiraguri of Nairobi, Kenya faced challenges that led her to discover important life lessons.
Grace Chirumanzu, a wife, mother of two, and sports journalist from Zimbabwe, grew up loving sports—playing volleyball, cricket, and soccer while in high school.