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Results are Tagged with "Volunteerism"

Panamanian ICT Girls Can Do It!

Panamanian Fulbright alumni led an AEIF project that gave 300 Panama City girls an encouraging environment and innovative tools to gain critical thinking skills, learned the benefits of teamwork, and developed healthy self-esteem

OneBeat, YALI Alumnus "Gets Loud" About Social Justice

OneBeat and Mandela Washington Fellowship alumnus Alain Chirwisa of the DRC makes socially conscious music and art, focusing on social justice and women's issues.

Become a Host Family with the State Department

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Serve your country, become a host family! Hosting is great opportunity for you create mutual understanding and be a citizen diplomat.

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.

Hosting Exchanges for 30 Years, and Still Learning

"My hope is to remain involved with the IVLP program until I can no longer do so, as it has – and continues to be – an extraordinary gift in my life.”

Inspired to Volunteer and Motivated to Change

When Reham Al-Eryani applied to the Kennedy-Lugar Youth Exchange and Study program she was motivated by a desire to experience American culture first-hand.

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.

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.

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