March 25, 2021

Live Now: Voices of Exchange, A New Audio Podcast

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The Office of Alumni Affairs is excited to launch its first season of "Voices of Exchange" with Exchange Alumna Anna Landre, a CLS scholar to Brazil, disability rights advocate, and a newly minted Marshall Scholar. The Office of Alumni Affairs is excited to launch its first season of "Voices of Exchange" with Exchange Alumna Anna Landre, a CLS scholar to Brazil, disability rights advocate, and a newly minted Marshall Scholar.

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Illustration of Salvador Dali at the St. Regis Hotel by Maria Krasinski, Peace Corps Alumna to Georgia. Illustration of Salvador Dali at the St. Regis Hotel by Maria Krasinski, Peace Corps Alumna to Georgia.
Voices of Exchange is a brand-new podcast from the Office of Alumni Affairs in the U.S. Department of State’s Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs (ECA). It launched March 31, 2021. This podcast features the voices of exchange participants from the millions-strong international exchange alumni network.  

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Jok Abraham, Mandela Washington Fellowship Alumnus Jok Abraham, Mandela Washington Fellowship Alumnus
The first season brings you stories of 10 different alumni, including a scientist turned "Disinformation Warrior," a disability rights advocate/future Marshall Scholar, an illustrator who helps us find art hiding in plain sight, a paratriathlete/entrepreneur,

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Elsa Marie D'Silva, Vital Voices Alumna and Research Scholar, accepting Light of Freedom Award Elsa Marie D'Silva, Vital Voices Alumna and Research Scholar, accepting Light of Freedom Award
and an immigrant turned U.S. diplomat.

“Our alumni have incredible stories that we hope will inspire others to build resilience and strive for diversity, equity, and inclusion in their communities.” said Matthew Lussenhop, career diplomat and ECA’s Acting Assistant Secretary. “Voices of Exchange provides a platform for our exchange alumni to share their stories and knowledge with those wanting to make a difference globally.”

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Dr. Brandon Ogbunu, Fulbright Alumnus to Kenya, Assistant Professor at Yale University. Dr. Brandon Ogbunu, Fulbright Alumnus to Kenya, Assistant Professor at Yale University.
If you want stories of growth, unexpected friendship, and career inspiration from all around the world, directly from the voices of international exchange alumni, then Voices of Exchange is the podcast for you.

Voices of Exchange is a successor to the 22.33 podcast. New episodes of Voices of Exchange will be released every two weeks on iTunes and wherever else you get your podcasts. You can also listen to Voices of Exchange right here on our website.