Angela Gjekanovikj isn’t an ambassador yet, but she’s been practicing for years.
She was only a teenager when she traveled from Skopje, Macedonia, to Bakersfield, California, to start her academic year abroad with the Kennedy-Lugar Youth Exchange and Study program.
A quick glance at Keti Bochorishvili’s resume shows many impressive entries, including her latest title: CEO. But when she thinks about her path to success, Keti says it all started when she was 16. That was the year she applied for the Future Leaders Exchange Program, a then relatively new opportunity in her home country of Georgia, which allowed secondary school students to spend an academic year in the United States.Read More
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.Read More
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.Read More
American Councils for International Education and the Portugal-based, Camões, Institute for Cooperation and Language, I.P. are partnering to strengthen the study and teaching of Portuguese language and cultures in the United States of America, and to support world language education at large. The partnership will directly promote the National Examinations in World Languages (NEWL®), a series of language assessments in critical and less-commonly taught languages, including Portuguese.Read More