Kalyn and Nathan, National Security Language Initiative for Youth students in Marrakech, Morocco, describe how their experiences learning Arabic in the classroom, speaking with locals in the country's native language, and making personal connections with the people they meet have positively impacted and enriched their lives.
Under ECA’s Empowering Women and Girls Through Sports Initiative, three-time Olympic gold medalist Jackie Joyner-Kersee promoted healthy lifestyles and shared lessons on leadership in Jerusalem for this first-ever State Department track and field envoy program.
Sports Diplomacy developed this female-focused sports diplomacy program to continue the State Department’s efforts in empowering and inspiring Iraqi women and girls through sports.
“Fight for Peace uses boxing and martial arts and combines that with education and employment for at-risk kids,” says Nicholas Wong, a U.S. Fulbright student.
Daniel Voda, a 2010 BFTF Alumnus from Moldova, reflects on his experience at the Benjamin Franklin Transatlantic Fellows Summer Institute.
Brazil is a nation of soccer, but when it comes to women and girls’ participation in soccer, the numbers tell a different story.