YES Alumna Wins the Outstanding Youth Delegate Award

Razan Al Aqil

Alumni Story
Diversity Recruitment Coordinator and Political Science student at Appalachian State University
North Carolina
Razan Al Aqil, an 18-year-old Saudi student and alumna of the Kennedy-Lugar Youth Exchange and Study (YES) program, recently represented Saudi Arabia as a delegate to the 2016 United Nations Youth Assembly.
Kennedy-Lugar Youth Exchange & Study (YES) Abroad Saudi Arabia Western HemisphereUnited StatesNorth Carolina
My Exchanges Journey

Parveen Elias

Alumni Story
Professional Exchanges Program Manager, U.S. Embassy Dhaka
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.
Fulbright Program South and Central AsiaBangladesh
FLEXing Without Limits in Kyrgyzstan

Azat Toroev

Alumni Story
Founder, Social School
FLEX alumnus Azat Toroev makes certain that girls and persons with disabilities are not hindered by institutional and societal barriers in his home country of Kyrgyzstan.
Future Leaders Exchange South and Central AsiaKyrgyzstan
Hungarian Alumnus Conducts Life-Saving Cancer Research

A. Marcell Szasz

Alumni Story
MD/PhD, Pathologist
Since his exchange experience, Dr. Szasz utilized the knowledge and skills he gained to re-train all medical students working on breast cancer research in tissue and sample collection procedures to make the process more effective and less painful for patients.
Fulbright Visiting Scholar Program Western HemisphereUnited States
Finding Meaning on the Other Side of the World

Jennifer Donovan

Alumni Story
Director of News & Media Relations, University Marketing & Communications, Michigan Technical University
United States
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."
Fulbright Program Fulbright ProgramFulbright Specialist Program East Asia and the PacificThailand
Feeding Tanzania and Growing the East African Agricultural Sector

Jacqueline Mkindi

Alumni Story
CEO, Tanzania Horticultural Association
As CEO of the Tanzania Horticultural Association, 2012 YALI Alumna Jacqueline Mkindi works to help increase farmers’ incomes, improve food security, boost nutrition, and to grow agricultural industry to create thousands of new pre- and post-harvest jobs.
Mandela Washington Fellowship for Young African Leaders Western HemisphereUnited States


Alumna of the Month

Elise Harwell

United States
Smiling girl with glasses painting a mural

Inspired by her exchange experience in Morocco, Elise founded and serves as the president of the Arabic Culture club at her high school, where she shares Arabic language and culture with her classmates.

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