YES Abroad Alumna Receives Citizen Diplomacy Award for Dedication to Service, Cultural Exchange
Although Sarah’s exchange might have ended, her passion has not. She currently attends Colorado State University and returns to her host community of Kumasi frequently. During these trips, she spends her time by rekindling the connections she made during her exchange year, which include the peers she met at school and her host family that she bonded so deeply with. She’s continued her blog from her exchange year and relishes opportunities to continue the YES Abroad experience.
Sarah was awarded with a grand prize selection in the Bureau’s “Citizen Diplomacy Challenge” due to her continued and demonstrated commitment to her host country. Sarah received this recognition due to her tremendous work following her exchange, primarily through her involvement with Enliven Mama Africa, but also for giving school presentations and continuing her deep relationship with Ghana.