STORIES

My Civic Education, Six Years Later

Mariyam learned about grassroots initiatives as an exchange student six years ago. She’s been using those skills in her home community in Pakistan ever since, and this year, she mentored the latest group of exchange students who will soon return home to apply their own skills.

Dreaming in Swahili

Learning Swahili brought Rebecca Gailey to Tanzania the first time. A dream has kept her coming back. “Ota,” the Swahili word for dream, inspired the name of the educational program she helped start in 2013, while she was still finishing her undergraduate studies.