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ACADEMIC EXCHANGES

Broaden Individual Perspective

INSPIRING STORIES

BE PASSIONATE

"Although I sang and wrote songs since I was a child, I almost never showed them to anyone. During my year in U.S., I felt like I opened up and ‘bloomed’ in a way. I began singing and writing more than ever before, and I felt encouraged by people around me."

OVERSEAS LANGUAGE IMMERSION

Increase Knowledge

STUDY & EXPLORE

EXPLORE OUR PROGRAMS

IMMERSE YOURSELF IN CULTURE AND BUILD YOUR LANGUAGE SKILLS

EDUCATIONAL DEVELOPMENT

Deepen Understanding

OUR IMPACT

Sep 11

From Kenya to Iowa and Back: Mwalimu's Dream

During his time in the U.S., Mwalimu (YES '12) from Kenya realized that access to clean water was vastly different across countries. In particular, the bright young scholarship student was struck by the number of water fountains in the U.S.—where the water is fresh and clean—compared his Kenyan village’s man-made dam, riddled with diseases like malaria, in which people walked miles every day to gather water. Mwalimu knew he wanted to bring fresh water to his coastal Kenyan community.

Sep 11

U.S. Ambassador Patricia Haslach Honors YSEL Ethiopia Participants at Closing Ceremony

U.S. Ambassador Patricia Haslach, Cultural Affairs Officer Learned Dees of the U.S. Department of State, Peace Corps staff, and other local partners honored the Youth Solidarity and English Language (YSEL) Ethiopia particpants at its recent closing ceremony. YSEL camp is a summer-camp style English immersion program that brings young students from all regions of Ethiopia for a month of learning new skills as well as about each other. 

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