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International Women of Courage Honored for Advancing the Rights of Women and Girls

Each year, the Secretary of State’s International Women of Courage Award honors women who have played transformative roles in their societies, often at great personal risk. This is the only Department of State award that pays tribute to emerging women leaders worldwide for championing human rights, women’s equality, and social progress.

Chance Encounters Lead to New Possibilities for Yolanda

“I need to do something!” Rueda said to the U.S. Ambassador to Spain after meeting him at a volunteer award conference. “ The ambassador, taken by Yolanda’s passion to help others, recommended her for a VolVis International Visitor Leadership Program (IVLP). Just a few months later, Yolanda came to the United States on a volunteerism and social innovation-focused IVLP with another Spanish colleague.

Fulbright U.S. Student Connects With At-Risk Youth in Rio de Janeiro Through Boxing

In Rio de Janeiro, Nicholas studied Sociology at Pontifica Universidad Catholica Do Rio De Janerio (PUC-Río) during the day and spent his evenings at the gym, volunteering with children, learning and experiencing the different cultures in Brazil from the classrooms to the inner city.

Dr. Jill Biden Joins TechWomen Mentors and Leaders to Hear Their Mentoring Stories

Dr. Jill Biden, second lady of the United States, believes in the power of mentoring and in the power of the TechWomen program. "I love the idea of women helping other women to succeed and to soar,” she said.

MOOCs Engage Bolivian Youth on Business Strategy

Photo of MOOC participants in discussion during class

MOOCs (Massive Open Online Courses) engage Bolivian youth on business strategy.

Fulbright in Latin America-Our Neighbors, Our Family

Photo of FFSB panel at Sept 2013 meeting

Fulbright in Latin America—Our Neighbors, Our Family: The Role of Educational Exchange in Regional Advancement. Listen to the dynamic discussion about the impact and implications of educational exchange with Latin America

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