Creating a More Global World

Elise Harwell

Founder/President, Arabic Culture Club
Georgia
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.
National Security Language Initiative for Youth Morocco
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Alumna Develops PTSD Trainings in Ukraine

Marta Pyvorarenko

Founder, the Development Foundation
Ukraine
Marta Pyvorarenko has used her Open World Leadership Program exchange experience to help her country heal in the wake of the conflict in Eastern Ukraine.
United States
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Advocating for Women’s Health and Wellness in Iraq

Lilav Kani Ihsan

Founder of the Women to Women Team
Iraq
Lilav’s hard work, enthusiastic volunteerism, and success in her medical studies combine to form an inspiring role model for other young Iraqis.
Youth Leadership Programs Iraq
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Raising Disability Awareness in Venezuela

Juan Angel De Gouveia

President, Consorven (National Confederation for the Deaf)
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.
International Visitor Leadership Program (IVLP) United States Western HemisphereVenezuela
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Peacebuilding in Côte d'Ivoire

Kouadjo Hilaire

Associate Professor, University of Cocody, Abidjan
California
After his Fulbright exchange, Dr. Kouadjo Hilaire dove head-first into peace-building and promoting education in his home country of Cote d'Ivoire.
Fulbright Program Côte d'Ivoire Western HemisphereUnited StatesCalifornia
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Alumnus Helps German Students Connect Communities with Refugees

Joshua Kriesmann

Founder, Schüler Treffen Flüchtlinge e.V. (Students Meet Refugees NGO)
Oklahoma
German CBYX alumnus Joshua Kriesmann truly embraces what it means to be a global citizen, making it his mission to foster greater cultural understanding in what can sometimes feel like an increasingly divisive world.
Congress-Bundestag Youth Exchange Germany Western HemisphereUnited StatesOklahoma
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