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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.”

New Jersey Host Mother’s Sons "Enriched" by Exchange Students

Claire Mattern was unaware at the time that a newspaper advertisement calling for host families would change the course of her life, but ten years later she is still hosting international exchange students.

From Basketball to Government, Host Family Teaches CBYX Student All About Kentucky

Betty Patterson and her husband Hubert never thought about being a host family.

Host Family Loves to Share Their Alabama Home

Leigh Ann Parker never thought her daughter’s friendship with a Norwegian exchange student would lead to her family hosting teenagers from seven different countries.

The Strength of Inclusion: Wheelchair Basketball

Turkey wheelchair basketball participants.

8 wheelchair basketball athletes and 4 coaches from Turkey participated in an exchange focused on inclusion and equality for persons with disabilities

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.

Filipino Student Discovers America Beyond the Media

“My views changed in a positive way..."

Iowa Host Family All-Stars Form Lifelong Bonds

“You’re making a huge impact on someone’s life, and it doesn’t end when they leave to go back home.”

YES Student “Another Son” to Indiana Host Family

"He called me ‘Mom,’ and now when we talk on the phone every Sunday he calls me ‘Mom 2’."

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