BFTF: Best Friends Together Forever

Daniel Voda

Founder, Youth Ambassadors Summer Institute (YASI)
Moldova
Following his exchange, Daniel helped found the Youth Ambassadors Summer Institute (YASI), a week-long program that brings together young adults and trains them to become politically active citizens and build relationships among European countries.
Benjamin Franklin Summer Institutes Western HemisphereUnited States
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“Rights Are Won Only by Those Who Make Their Voices Heard”

Lizeth Martínez

Founder, Derechos Humanos Integrales en Acción (DHIA A.C.)
Mexico
Lizeth Martínez returned to Mexico after her IVLP exchange to found Derechos Humanos Integrales en Acción, a nonprofit that fights for LGBT rights through legal advocacy.
International Visitor Leadership Program (IVLP) Western HemisphereUnited States
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New Media: The Final Frontier

Samagan Aitymbetov

Director, Development of Central Asian News Service Public Foundation
Kyrgyzstan
Samagan Aitymbetov returned to Kyrgyzstan after his 2010 Fulbright program to become the director of the Development of Central Asian News Service Public Foundation, which promotes digital journalism in Central Asia.
Fulbright Program Western HemisphereUnited States
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All That Jazz

Anne Erm

Artistic Director, Jaazkar Festival
Estonia
An Estonian composer and journalist, IVLP Alumna Anne Erm has worked as a music programs producer at National Radio Broadcasting since the 1970s, and has contributed to radio music programs since the late 1960s.
International Visitor Leadership Program (IVLP) Western HemisphereUnited States
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Rhythms of Change

Plot Mhako

Founder, Step Up 2 HIV
Zimbabwe
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.
International Visitor Leadership Program (IVLP) Western HemisphereUnited States
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An American in Belgrade

Aaron Brazelton

Student, University of Alabama
United States
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.
Youth Leadership Programs Europe and EurasiaSerbia
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