• Alumni Updates
    September 04, 2018
    Long before she was on the shortlist for the Sony World Photography Award— before she ever considered becoming a professional photographer— Anush Babajanyan was an exchange student with a 35 mm film camera.
  • Alumni Updates
    July 31, 2018

    It’s been 11 years since Jesse Lynch and Lisa Roman lived in Damascus. As the two reflected on their time in Syria, and the global careers they have built since, they agreed that The Arabic Overseas Language Flagship program was essential to their success.

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    Alumni Updates
    April 17, 2018
    About 25 years ago, Benazir Bhutto made history when she took oath as the first woman Prime Minister of Pakistan. Her story is inspiring for many young women in Pakistan today, including me.
  • Alumni Updates
    Alumni Highlight
    March 30, 2018
    Editor's note: In March, American Councils is featuring profiles of alumnae in different stages of their careers. They are studying and working in different fields, but they all got their start through an exchange program and they're all headed for success.
  • Alumni Highlight
    Alumni Updates
    March 08, 2018

    Angela Gjekanovikj isn’t an ambassador yet, but she’s been practicing for years.

  • Alumni Updates
    Alumni Highlight
    February 27, 2018

    Laura Garvie has called many places home, including the "Paris of East Java," Malang, Indonesia. She attributes her professional-level language skills to her semester-long study through the Indonesian Overseas Program (IOP) in 2016. Laura is currently pursuing a master's degree and continuing to connect with the Indonesian community in her current home, Paris, France.

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    Alumni Highlight
    February 22, 2018

    Danica has been passionate about languages for as long as she can remember. When she enrolled in Arizona State University, she originally intended to study Spanish. However, the Chinese Language Flagship program at ASU, designed to lead toward professional fluency in Mandarin, altered her course.

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    Alumni Highlight
    February 06, 2018

    Naimul Chowdhury spent the summer of 2017 immersed in the sights and sounds of Tainan, Taiwan. The Florida native had not considered living abroad before, but the Taiwan Intensive Summer Language Program (TISLP) changed that.

  • Alumni Updates
    Alumni Highlight
    December 08, 2017

    This year's Top 30 Under 30 Ukrainian Leaders includes politicians, entrepreneurs, athletes, and two Future Leaders Exchange Program alumni.