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State Department Celebrates 75 Years of Exchanges at Global Leadership Forum in Virginia

State Department is sponsoring the Global Leadership Forum in Charlottesville, Virginia from March 29-30, 2016. The two-day forum is part of the Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs’ celebration of 75 years of State Department-sponsored exchange programs.

LGBTI International Students Reflect on EducationUSA Interactive

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The video feature students from England, Jamaica, Pakistan, and Thailand who reflect on their EducationUSA panel experience.

FLEX Student of the Month – January 2016

Ukrainian high school student Viktoriya stands out among other exchange students due to her racking up over 300 community service hours by cleaning city parks, raising money for local charities, a Christmas giving project, and supporting local police officers.

FLEX Student of the Month – December 2015

Georgian high schooler Manana is an excellent student, a dedicated volunteer at the local senior living home, a member of several school clubs, and an enthusiastic ambassador for her country's language and culture.

FLEX Student of the Month – November 2015

Kazakh high schooler Symbat clocked over 100 hours of community service during her exchange, maintains a high GPA on the honor roll, joined the school band, and plays on the basketball team.

Ukrainian Youth Gains His Confidence in Iowa

The FLEX program provided Ukrainian high schooler Vadym Bilous with an opportunity to boost his confidence by stepping outside his comfort zone and being exposed to new experiences.

The Courage to Tell the Story: Murrow Program at 10 Years

Each year, more than 75 journalists from around the world are brought to the United States to explore this ideal and U.S. efforts to maintain and encourage such freedom of expression through the Edward R. Murrow Program for Journalists.

FLEX Student of the Month – October 2015

Ihor is an active member of his host community, school, and host family, volunteering with a local church, tutoring children in English and math, and helping his host family with chores around the house.

FLEX Student of the Month – September 2015

Narek proudly shares his Armenian culture with his host community as well as volunteering as a sign language tutor and with the local library.

FLEX Student of the Month – May 2015

Diana from Turkmenistan volunteered extensively in her host community, gave 15 presentations on Turkmen culture and history, excelled academically earning straight A's, acted in the school musical, and joined many clubs including the Math Club, Future Farmers of America, and Family, Career and Community Leaders of America.

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