Alumni stories

International Exchange Alumni Newsletter, April 2013

FLEX Alumna Honored with U.S. Secretary of State's International Women of Courage Award

Elena Milashina, a Flex Program alumna, was recently one of nine women awarded the U.S. Secretary of State's International Women of Courage Award for her bold work as a journalist and human rights activist. "Elena Milashina is one of the most influential and respected journalists in Russia," said Secretary Kerry during the award ceremony.

Exchange Alumni Member of the Month:
Reverend Uesifili Unasa of New Zealand

Inspired by the example of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., Reverend Uesefili Unasa of New Zealand is applying  his IVLP exchange experience to stand up for New Zealand's marginalized communities. 

Coming Soon: 2013 Alumni Engagement Innovation Fund!

The U.S. State Department is pleased to announce the April 24 launch of the 2013 Alumni Engagement Innovation Fund! Visit the International Exchange Alumni website today to learn what you can do to begin preparing your project and building your team. We can't wait to see what innovative ideas the alumni community will propose this year!

American English Website for Learners and Teachers

If you are a learner or teacher of English, we'd like to invite you to visit the U.S. Department of State's new American English website, where you can find great resources including games, videos, songs, and lesson plans. Be sure to try out our exciting new 3-D video game called Trace Effects, where you can learn English and explore American culture through games and adventures in an interactive world! 


(ASEAN) Australia-Asia Program to Combat Trafficking in Persons
Application Deadline: July 1, 2013

(Middle East and North Africa) Strengthening Political Leadership & Reducing Economic Barriers for Women in the MENA Region
Application Deadline: April 22, 2013

(USA)Katherine Singer Kovacs Prize 

Application Deadline: May 1, 2013


(Bosnia and Herzegovina)

Psychotherapist/ Trainer, Center for Victims of Torture
Application Deadline: April 30, 2013

(Egypt) AmidEast- 3 Exchange Program Positions
Application Deadline: Unspecified

(Vietnam) Executive Assistant to the President of Walmart Vietnam & Cambodia
Application Deadline: Unspecified