It's that time of year! Many participants, like these Tajik #FLEXAlumni are returning home.

Welcome to the #exchangealumni family! We can't wait to see what the future holds for them.

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It's that time of year Many participants like these Tajik FLEXAlumni are returning home
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What is podcasting?

Watch the video below to hear from participants of our recent podcast training in Sri Lanka.

Stay tuned for further updates on our awesome #exchangealumni podcast.
Kudos to #IVLP alumna, Natascha Mannemar for organizing the Strong Cities Network's second annual global meeting. Learn more about how this network is working to counter violent extremism.
Kudos to IVLP alumna Natascha Mannemar for organizing the Strong Cities Networks

The Role of Cities in Countering Violent Extremism

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#DYK that many exchanges like the Critical Language Scholarship (CLS) Program have awesome #exchangealumni ambassadors?

Meet one such alumni ambassador, Catherine Smith who participated in a CLS Arabic program in Ibri, Oman

"Arabic is a beautiful language and has a rich history and with the Middle East being a large area, knowing Arabic is extremely important for communicating with people...
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DYK that many exchanges like the Critical Language Scholarship CLS Program have

Catherine Smith - Critical Language Scholarship Program

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"Each single image is a moment in time equivalently important where I have learned a thing or two about the world from eating exotic cuisines, experiencing cultures, meeting new people, camping under the stars, climbing mountains, diving oceans, and merely everything in between."

Hear more on photography and travel from Gab Mejia Young Southeast Asian Leaders Initiative alumnus, and Cultural...
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Cultural Vistas - How to Travel Through your Camera Lens

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A big thank you to the amazing group of #exchangealumni that participated in our most recent U.S. #AlumniTIES - "Education for All" in Portland, Oregon. These alumni attended sessions related to inclusive education, met with local organizations, shared their experiences and knowledge with one another, and enjoyed the sites and sounds of Portland (including Voodoo Doughnut - yum!)

Take a look...
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A big thank you to the amazing group of exchangealumni that participated
Congrats U.S. Department of State Global Sports Mentoring Program alumna Nour Kayyal on the official launch of your basketball academy in Jordan!

We love to see #exchangealumni making an impact in their communities. #SportsDiplomacy
Congrats US Department of State Global Sports Mentoring Program alumna Nour Kayyal
Happy Mother's Day! Today in the United States we recognize the amazing contributions of mothers.

One amazing mother is Young Leaders of the Americas Initiative - YLAI alumna, Jennifer Schell from Venezuela who has created Trabajamama, a business that helps professional mothers in the workplace. Thank you to Jennifer and all of the other #exchangealumni mothers!
Happy Mothers Day Today in the United States we recognize the amazing

#YLAIEmpowers: How to Support Women's Empowerment - Young Leaders of the Americas Initiative

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Tomorrow (Sunday, May 14th): Exchange Programs - U.S. Department of State is holding a Host Family Facebook live Q&A. This host mom will be joined by her Youth Exchange and Study (YES) student from Tanzania. Tune in and ask your questions!
Tomorrow Sunday May 14th Exchange Programs US Department of State is holding
#TeacherAppreciationWeek ends today. We've enjoyed seeing all of the amazing stories and photos shared by #exchangealumni.

Here's one from #FLEX participant, Edward Ciobanu

"This year gave me so many reasons to consider myself blessed! Having the best drama teacher ever is one of these reasons! Thank you, Mrs. Heyes, for believing in me and making me love drama, something I never tried...
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Join a global alumni discussion with John Simon Guggenheim Memorial Foundation President and renowned poet, Edward Hirsch. He will be online June 8th at 9 am EDT to answer your questions about his distinguished career in poetry, his current role, and the intersection of civic engagement and the arts!

Mark your calendars for this exciting event. Tune in at alumni.state.gov/live and ask your...
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Join a global alumni discussion with John Simon Guggenheim Memorial Foundation President
All this week we're highlighting the amazing work of teachers, including our #exchangealumni. Check out this inspirational Teachers for Global Classrooms Program (TGC) story below :)

#TeacherAppreciationWeek
All this week were highlighting the amazing work of teachers including our

From the Bronx to the Philippines and Back: A Global Education Journey

Kevin Jones of the Bronx, New York discusses his experience in the Teachers for Global Classrooms Program and how it inspired him to infuse his classroom wit...

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Today is #ThankATeacher Day!

Thank you to all of our amazing #exchangealumni educators and teachers!

Did you meet a teacher during your exchange who inspired you? Share your stories in the comments section.

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Today is ThankATeacher Day Thank you to all of our amazing exchangealumni
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Congratulations to the 13 The Fulbright Program, Gilman International Scholarship- Official Page, Critical Language Scholarship (CLS) Program, and National Security Language Initiative for Youth (NSLI-Y) #ExchangeAlumni that were awarded the prestigious 2017 Thomas R. Pickering Fellowship.

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Olivia Maigret
Kylie Lan Tumiatti
Faith Fugar
Tawni Sasaki
Jennifer Shin...
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Congratulations to the 13 The Fulbright Program Gilman International Scholarship

The Washington Center Announces 2017 Thomas R. Pickering Foreign Affairs Fellows | The Washington Center

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This will be a live, interactive discussion featuring renowned poet, Edward Hirsch. He will be online to answer your questions about his distinguished career in poetry, his current role as President of the John Simon Guggenheim Memorial Foundation, and the intersection of civic engagement and the arts. Alumni around the world are encouraged to watch and ask questions in the program chat space...
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This will be a live interactive discussion featuring renowned poet Edward Hirsch

Washington Circle - Civic Engagement and the Arts

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This week is Teacher Appreciation Week! We celebrate all of the amazing teachers around the world by recognizing the work that they do.

Youth Exchange and Study (YES) alumna, Ifreet took time to thank the amazing teachers that she met during her exchange program.

#ExchangeAlumni did you have a teacher that inspired you? Share your stories and photos! #ThankATeacher
This week is Teacher Appreciation Week We celebrate all of the amazing
Congratulations to 2014 Mandela Washington Fellowship for Young African Leaders alumna, Ilwad Elman and her mother, Fartuun Adan, who were recently named finalists for the 2017 Aurora Prize for Awakening Humanity. The Aurora Prize is granted annually to an individual whose actions have had an exceptional impact on preserving human life and advancing humanitarian causes. Ilwad and Fartuun are...
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Congratulations to 2014 Mandela Washington Fellowship for Young African Leaders

A Mother and Daughter Rebuilding Somalia

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Happening now! A Facebook live with 3 of the Emerging Young Leaders Awardees, including two #exchangealumni!
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Are you a Star Wars fan? Take Yoda's advice and celebrate #Maythe4thBeWithYou by exploring exchange programs at exchanges.state.gov
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Today the #EYLeaders are receiving their awards at the U.S. Department of State. Congrats to these amazing young leaders, including 3 #exchangealumni!

Don't miss out on the chance to hear from some of this year's Emerging Young Leader awardees tomorrow at 8:30 am EDT.

Tune in:
Today the EYLeaders are receiving their awards at the US Department of