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Results are Tagged with "Volunteerism"

American Abroad Student of the Month - February 2017

Ariadna started a debate team at her host school in Amman, Jordan and takes cooking classes with her host mother on the weekends.

American Abroad Student of the Month - December 2016

Tana is an enthusiastic and curious student who cares deeply about serving her new community in Bosnia and Herzegovina and fostering mutual understanding between the United States and her host county through cultural exchange.

American Abroad Student of the Month - October 2016

Although apprehensive at first about jumping into Chinese-only classes, Mackenzie embraced her experience and has taken advantage of resources such as her tutors and classmates.

YES Abroad participant Alessandra Gest from Texas studied in Bosnia and Herzegovina

Alessandra is the YES Abroad Student of the Month for February

American Abroad Student of the Month - February 2016

Matt’s commitment to immersing himself into his host community and his love for Bosnia are highlighted in press and TV interviews. Matt is learning to play a traditional instrument (the tamburica), participates in religious and social events and workshops, volunteers at the local soup kitchen, kindergarten, high school association, and the U.S. Embassy’s American Corner, and is learning how to make traditional dishes.

November 2015 - American Abroad Student of the Month

Olympia, Washington native Fay Lee seeks out opportunities to share her American experience with her Malaysian peers in her host city of Shah Alam by facilitating discussions between her fellow YES alumni and her Malaysian peers.

American Abroad Student of the Month - October 2015

Tiarra from Connecticut's cheerful demeanor, dedication to learning Korean, and volunteering to teach English at a local community center makes her an ideal classmate, tutor, and friend.

YES Abroad Alumna Receives Citizen Diplomacy Award for Dedication to Service, Cultural Exchange

After her exchange, Sarah Bibbey cofounded an NGO in Kumasi, Ghana called Enliven Mama Africa, which empowers Ghanaian mothers through a diverse portfolio of strategies.

American Abroad Student of the Month - May 2015

Precious King, American Abroad Student of the Month for May, radiates ambassadorial spirit and contributes to her community in Accra, Ghana through volunteering, learning the local languages, participating in sports at her school, and joining in local dance traditions.

American Abroad Student of the Month - April 2015

Easton, Massachusetts native Daniel Herschlag hit the ground running when he landed in Bosnia and Herzegovina for his YES Abroad exchange program, learning the language quickly and getting involved with numerous clubs and volunteer organizations.

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