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Results are Tagged with "Western Hemisphere"

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.

After FLEX, ‘There is Absolutely Nothing I Can’t Do’

Future Leaders Exchange (FLEX) program participant Anton Meshkov traveled from a bustling city in Russia to the small, sprawling American city of Shevlin, MN.

Basketball and Bilingualism Make for an All Star Exchange

When Marcos Henrique arrived to the U.S. for the Brazil Basketball All Star Sports Visitor Program, he hit the ground running.

TechGirls: Lara’s Story

“I have a responsibility to take care of those who are less fortunate and to make a difference in their life,” says Lara Kasbari after completing the four week U.S. State Department TechGirls program.

TechGirls: Fatma’s Story

Before Fatma began her three week TechGirls exchange program in the United States, she had yet to venture outside of her “tiny slice of life in Yemen.”

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