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Learning the American Way

Embracing the tenets of the A-SMYLE program – education, exchange, engagement, and empowerment – Danijela participated in youth leadership conferences that gave her the confidence to meet new people. She credits them and her program coordinator for their support.

Building a Future Through Technology

Sura Mubarak is a true TechGirl—developing a robotics project to help people with hand disabilities control a computer and starting a volunteering organization. Sura knew that in order to pursue her love of robotics, a trip to the United States was in her future.

Sharing (and Saving) Cultural Heritage

While in the United States, Senat continued his work with a nongovernmental organization to help save a 6th-century castle in Kosovo with support from the U.S. Ambassadors Fund for Cultural Preservation, all while observing urban planning and historic preservation activities firsthand in Pennsylvania. His curiosity was well-received, and Senat was pleased by many aspects of American culture that helped him feel welcome.

Joannie of Benin Becomes a Leader

When the U.S. Embassy in Cotonou nominated Joannie Bewa to attend the International Visitor Leadership Program’s (IVLP) “Young African Leaders” with 19 of her colleagues from across Africa, she jumped at the chance to gain a better perspective of U.S. culture and policy.

From Professional Fellow to Lifelong Friend

Leslie Jensen, Vice President and Commercial Banker at First Interstate Bank, has always been interested in learning more about people and places outside of the United States. After hearing about the Professional Fellows Economic Empowerment Program, she felt a strong connection to the goals of the program and decided to host a participant from Burma.

Building Strong Ties Through Friendship

A “teacher at heart,” John Balsam has long been interested in hosting international visitors. Sharing his experiences with them and learning from them, he says, has given him a new perspective on the United States and the challenges it faces.

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