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Corruption in higher education casts a shadow on many countries that are working towards more modern and progressive political and economic systems. While this is slowly changing, Ukraine has been no exception.

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By Carter Johnson, American Councils Regional Director for Russia and Moldova

How it Began
In fall 2013, as the new co-chairs of the U.S.-Russia Higher Education Working Group, Irina Arzhanova and I met at the National Training Foundation in Moscow to identify the greatest challenges facing U.S.-Russia cooperation in higher education. Our goal was to select a central challenge and create a project that could address it with tangible and lasting results.

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Armenia
EducationUSA Armenia welcomed a new group of Competitive College Club (CCC) students this spring. Students from high schools throughout Armenia will participate in events during the academic year to strengthen their applications to study at U.S. colleges and universities.

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Describing her intensive, two-week high school exchange experience to Washington, D.C. as “life-changing,” Itsuko has stayed connected to U.S.-Japan relations since returning to Tokyo. She was recently invited to a forum for female students hosted by the First Lady of Japan Akie Abe to announce U.S.-Japan cooperation in an international initiative for girls’ education.

U.S. First Lady Michelle Obama and U.S. Ambassador to Japan Caroline Kennedy both addressed the group of female students on the importance of universal education for girls around the world.

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By Razie Salif, YES Alumna 2013-2014, Bulgaria

Dear Host Families all over the U.S.,

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