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Results are Tagged with "Western Hemisphere"

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.

Minh on a Montana Farm

Minh Dang of Vietnam set specific goals for himself while participating in the Professional Fellow’s Economic Empowerment Program.

Cashews and the Lessons of the African Women’s Entrepreneurship Program

Minata Kone, a Burkinabé alumna of the 2012 African Women’s Entrepreneurship Program (AWEP), is living proof for the women and girls of Burkina Faso and all of Sub-Saharan Africa, that they can be successful international business women.

A Lesson in Politics and Compassion

It’s just amazing to learn how the government works here. I was a legislative page for two weeks in the state legislature and that was something I never imagined.

Fulbright Foreign Student Works on Oscar-Nominated Film

Ricardo Marmolejo shares how the Fulbright Foreign Student program helped him fill a gap in his education.

Creating Change for the Disabled

Yerasyl Toleugazimov, a citizen of Kazakhstan, spent his junior year of high school in Lacey and summarized his experience saying, "I learned new things that changed me."

Volunteering to Create Change

I learned to see things that I never noticed before. I became a new person ready to do something good and helpful for people.

Lasting Friendships in the Middle East

The diversity of the U.S. is a phenomenon I have yet to see anywhere else and visiting our country gives an inside snapshot of the world. People should feel comfortable knowing that they are welcome here.

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