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Egyptian Student Credits Stevens Initiative-supported M2GATE Program for Recent Success

Abanoub Montaser Rodolf of Cairo was recently part of a winning team at a prestigious science competition in Indonesia.

College Students in South Carolina Connect with Peers in Egypt and Lebanon

“It is one thing to read a book or article on the region, and a whole other ball game when it comes to actually getting to interact with the people who live there."

Sister Cities’ Gainesville Chapter to Develop a Palestinian Sign Language Video Dictionary

"Learning about another country through virtual exchange is much more exciting than reading about it in a book. I like the feeling of being present and the hands-on experience of virtual exchange".

Stevens Initiative

The Stevens Initiative was launched in 2015 as a living memorial and to continue the legacy of U.S. Ambassador to Libya J. Christopher Stevens, who studied abroad in Europe and served as a Peace Corps volunteer in Morocco. The Initiative is a public-private partnership that is building global competencies and 21st century skills for young people in the United States and the Middle East and North Africa. Through virtual exchange, the Initiative connects youth through technology to collaborate and learn together, giving them access to a substantive international exchange. Through an open competition managed by the Aspen Institute, sub-grants are awarded to organizations to implement virtual exchanges.