Footsteps in Paraguay

Sonia Moreira

Co-founder, Pypore
Sonia Moreira used her experiences as a Study of the U.S. Institutes (SUSI) for Student Leaders alumna to improve the lives of the indigenous population in Paraguay and actively works to promote this exchange opportunity for others in her country.
Study of the U.S. Institutes for Student Leaders (SUSI) United States
Helping Children Live Without Limits in Uzbekistan

Tatyana Chabrova

Trainer, Republican Center for Social Adaptation of Children
Tatyana Chabrova's IVLP experience helped hone her skills working with children with disabilities and caregivers once she returned home to Uzbekistan, where she conducts trainings and publishes books for parents of children with special needs.
International Visitor Leadership Program (IVLP) United States
Between Here and Home: A Refugee's Story

Pamir Ehsas

CEO, Studentaksjonsen and “Brighter Tomorrow”
Pamir Ehsas is a law student, a Summer Institutes for European Student Leaders alumnus, the CEO of two NGOs, and a refugee from Afghanistan who was given a second chance in Norway.
Summer Institutes for European Student Leaders Norway Western HemisphereUnited StatesKansas
Microfinancing Women’s Empowerment in Guinea

Alpha Bacar Barry

Founder, Jatropha
Fresh from his Young African Leaders Initiative experience, Alpha Bacar started Jatropha, a microfinance organization focusing on women’s empowerment, which was also the first business incubator created in Guinea.
International Visitor Leadership Program (IVLP) United States
Citizen Diplomacy Beyond the Wall

Jeffery Wood

2015 Pickering Foreign Affairs Fellow
United States
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.
Benjamin A. Gilman International Scholarship Program China
National Security Language Initiative for Youth China
Code for Bandung: Civic Engagement in the Digital Age

Pandu Kartika Putra

Student at Bandung University of Technology
During his 2009-2010 exchange, Pandu observed the benefit of active civic engagement in the United States.
Kennedy-Lugar Youth Exchange & Study (YES) Abroad Indonesia Western HemisphereUnited States


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