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Results are Tagged with "South and Central Asia"

My Extended Minnesota Family

Fahmida Zaman sometimes missed her family in Bangladesh during her Global Undergraduate Exchange Program experience. She spent the better part of 2012 at St. Catherine University in Minnesota, well removed from her home. But, she is thankful for the connections she made with professors, her “friendship family,” American and international students, and one very memorable meeting with another Bangladeshi.

Inspiring Young Audiences and Building Bridges with Local Communities through Dance

Donald Byrd and his dance company Spectrum Dance Theater recently embarked on a DanceMotion USA tour. The Artistic Director and crew began the tour in Nepal, where they used dance to entertain and engage with the local people.

Sustaining a Healthy Future for India

Dr. Chariar has developed a low cost waterless toilet—a massively innovative solution to India’s massive sanitation problem.

Turkmenistan Participant Connects with Disabilities Organizations

In his home country of Turkmenistan, Ibragim Nurjanov has been a tireless advocate for the well-being of people with disabilities, both as a sports trainer and as a participant in the Democracy Commission. As such, he was a natural candidate for an International Visitor Leadership Program (IVLP) on the topic of “Promoting Disability Rights.”

Increasing Religious Tolerance in Tajikistan

A 2011 International Visitor Leadership Program (IVLP) participant, Hotam Fayzulloev was inspired by the relationships he saw in the U.S. between people of different faiths.

Lending a Helping Hand to Those in Need

Shubham’s most memorable experiences was spending time with students with special needs at Waterloo Junior High School.

Empowered to Live Life to the Fullest

The Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs (ECA) stands as an advocate for the universal rights of all persons around the world. ECA’s EMPOWER Programs, a series of four separate two-way international exchanges, aim to put disability rights at the heart of our nation’s public diplomacy efforts.

Fulbright Alumnus Leads Train of Entrepreneurial “Millennials” across the United States

For Patrick Dowd, the most pivotal moment of his 2010-11 Fulbright scholarship was his time spent on a crowded train in India.

Creating Change for the Disabled

Yerasyl Toleugazimov, a citizen of Kazakhstan, spent his junior year of high school in Lacey and summarized his experience saying, "I learned new things that changed me."

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