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African Disability Rights Advocates

From the moment Musa Zulu of South Africa stepped off of the airplane at Dulles International Airport outside Washington, D.C., the level of accessibility impressed him, including the lifts installed on public buses. He also noted how in South Africa, traditionally the government and non-profit actors are the primary advocates for the rights of disabled people. He said it is evident that in the United States, the private sector has embraced disability rights.

Humphrey Fellows Discuss Climate Change

Over 170 Humphrey Fellows from 98 countries convened to discuss climate change at the Global Leadership Forum.

Gain a Competitive Edge: Learn Hindi in India!

Anna Stewart, a Critical Language Scholarship (CLS) Alumna, tells us how learning Hindi in India on her CLS gave her a competitive edge!

Enhance Your Career: Learn Turkish in Turkey!

Liz Clark, a Critical Language Scholarship (CLS) alumna, tells about how learning Turkish on her CLS program helped enhanced her career.

Gain Cultural Competency: Learn Japanese in Japan!

Grace Meng, a Critical Language Scholarship (CLS) alumna, tells us about the CLS program enhanced her career in nursing.

Make an Impact: Learn Chinese in China!

Ryan Mandado, a Critical Language Scholarship (CLS) alumnus, tells us about why he chose to study Chinese.

A Global Match: American Mentors Empower Women Leaders in Sports

The Global Sports Mentoring Program (GSMP) continues to pair emerging women leaders from around the world with women sports executives as the flagship component of State Department’s Empowering Women and Girls through Sports initiative.

Mandela Washington Fellow: Investing in the Environment

Mandela Washington Fellow from Zambia Clive Jifunte

Mandela Washington Fellow Clive Jifunte, a wildlife ecologist from Zambia, discusses how his fellowship will impact his career and future.

Alumni Seminar on Social Inclusion for Economic Empowerment

The U.S. Department of State hosted a Regional Alumni Seminar Oct. 6-8, 2014 on Social Inclusion for Economic Development in Quito, Ecuador for 20 alumni of exchange programs from Colombia, Ecuador, Peru, Bolivia, Paraguay, and Uruguay.

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