- Alumni HighlightAlumni UpdatesApril 17, 2018About 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 UpdatesAlumni HighlightMarch 30, 2018Editor'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 UpdatesAlumni HighlightFebruary 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.
- Alumni UpdatesAlumni HighlightFebruary 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.
- Alumni UpdatesAlumni HighlightFebruary 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 UpdatesAlumni HighlightJanuary 25, 2018
When Jelena Jevtic first heard about the U.N. Youth Assembly, she wasn't sure if she should apply.
- Alumni UpdatesAlumni HighlightDecember 08, 2017
This year's Top 30 Under 30 Ukrainian Leaders includes politicians, entrepreneurs, athletes, and two Future Leaders Exchange Program alumni.
- Alumni UpdatesAlumni HighlightNovember 17, 2017
Ulukbek Abdubaliev, a 2015 fellow in the US-Central Asia Education Foundation Enterprise Student Fellowship Program, is part of the team that won the Smart Civis competition. The contest is hosted by the nonprofit, The Common Good, and is open to students at Italian universities...
The Kyrgyzstan native entered while he was on an Erasmus exchange semester in Milan through his master's program.
There were about 100 other entries in the competition and Mr. Abdubaliev said it wasn't until they arrived at the awards ceremony that they believed their MI-Care health card concept had a chance.
"We knew that [our idea] was not something that was innovative," he said. "But at the same time it was something that Milan really needed."
- Alumni UpdatesAlumni HighlightNovember 01, 2017
When a speaker presented on NSLI-Y at her school in Texas, Morgan was immediately intrigued. She had enjoyed studying Greek and Latin but wanted a new challenge.