Advocating for Women’s Health and Wellness in Iraq

Lilav Kani Ihsan

Founder of the Women to Women Team
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
Raising Disability Awareness in Venezuela

Juan Angel De Gouveia

President, Consorven (National Confederation for the Deaf)
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
Peacebuilding in Côte d'Ivoire

Kouadjo Hilaire

Associate Professor, University of Cocody, Abidjan
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
Alumnus Helps German Students Connect Communities with Refugees

Joshua Kriesmann

Founder, Schüler Treffen Flüchtlinge e.V. (Students Meet Refugees NGO)
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
FLEX City Representative Strengthens Alumni Community

Azat Toroev

FLEX City Representative
Azat’s FLEX exchange experience taught him that simple, person-to-person interactions are the best way to promote mutual understanding between people of different communities.
Future Leaders Exchange Kyrgyzstan Western HemisphereUnited StatesColorado
Exchanges Link Cultures and Ideas

Leah Goodridge

Supervising Attorney, MFY Legal Services
United States
Leah Goodridge's Gilman Scholarship program helped inspire her focus on vulnerable populations, leading to her establishing a nonprofit organization in the Dominican Republic and working to provide legal help for underserved community members in New York City.
Benjamin A. Gilman International Scholarship Program United Kingdom Western HemisphereUnited States


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