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We are saddened to report that an exchange student on a State Department program administered by American Councils was killed today in a high school shooting in Santa Fe, Texas.

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The former president of Bulgaria spoke at the American Councils office in Ukraine, this week, as part of a special envoy promoting educational opportunities between the two countries.

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Rebecca McHale hardly knew how to say “hello” in Russian when she arrived in Kirov, Russia, following her junior year in high school. Four years later, she credits that exchange experience with the National Security Language Initiative for Youth, for helping her find her passion. 

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Editor's Note: Earlier this year, select high school exchange students participated in a week-long Civic Education Workshop, which culminated in a single day of meetings on Capitol Hill, where students were thrilled to be in the "People's House" and meet their host representatives.

Habib Debaya, Kennedy-Lugar Youth Exchange and Study student
From Tunisia; Hosted in Nebraska

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An exchange student has many new experiences during an academic year in America: new foods, new places, new schools, and new families. For a select group of students each year, that list includes meeting elected officials in Washington D.C. through the Civic Education Workshop.

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