As Thanksgiving approaches, we are extra grateful for all of our wonderful participants, international partners, and host companies! To all of our students in the US, we hope you immerse yourself in the American culture and celebrate this special holiday tomorrow! Happy Thanksgiving! 🍽🦃 #dgeadventure

“I was introduced to the arts at an early age, and the thing that I saw over and over again was that the arts took all of the things that we agonized over, all of the realities we don’t want to face, and made us face them. Art has that really special connection. So, it’s a wonderful thing to be celebrating the artistic creation around culture.” – U.S. Senator Tom Udall, Vice Chairman of the Senate Indian Affairs Committee
Last week, U.S. Senator Tom Udall (D-NM) hosted a reception for the Congressional Art Exhibition, an initiative created to display young and emerging Native American contemporary artists in honor of Native American Heritage Month. The exhibition is part of our Communities Connecting Heritage program, which preserves cultural heritage through international exchange. CCH’s Digital Natives project brought together young artists from Navajo Nation and from Belgium to jointly explore their cultures and identities along with our partners Soul of Nations and BOZAR.
#NativeAmericanHeritageMonth #NAHeritage #CommunitiesConnectingHeritage #ExchangeOurWorld

World Link #FLEX student Madalina Bitca (Moldova/CO) and her team cheered on #IEW2018!
#FLEXisIEW #ExchangeOurWorld

I have the most handsome friends from 3 different countries! 🇹🇷 🇩🇴 🇨🇴
#CCIProgram #exchangeourworld #nova #international #Turkey #Colombia #dominicanrepublic

With the Maestro of the Banda de Conciertos de Guanacaste! It is joy playing with such fine musicians 🙌🏼

#ExchangeOurWorld #CulturalExchange #CulturalDiplomat #AmericanMusicAbroad #Tubavisionary #BeAVisionary #TheNewStandard #Tuba #LowBrass #MusicEducation @exchangeourworld @americanmusicabroad

Meet Stephen, he serves as a nurse at Munuama rural health care center on Banana Island in Lake Kariba in Zambia. On this island there is no electricity. Prior to BJ and Muzalemas arrival Stephen successfully delivered twins in the middle of the night. However, the mother was experiencing some complications so she had to be taken to the hospital in Siavonga.
Now imagine, traveling at night in a boat to a different island using nothing but your cellphone to light the way. Seem pretty difficult right?....now imagine holding two newborns while also taking care of an ill mother.
Stephen has overcome many of these similar challenges being a nurse at a hospital that has no electricity. Everyday he had to travel to a different island to charge his cell phone in preparation for any night time health care that might be required. Thanks to the solar suitcases BJ and Muzalema delivered through the Mandela Washington Fellowship Reciprocal Exchange, Stephen now has the lighting needs he requires. "Stephen was struggling to articulate the extend to which the unit will support his work as a rural health care facility nurse. It was seemingly indescribable" said BJ.

Thank you to all who made this project a success! Especially Exchange Programs - U.S. Department of State, Mandela Washington Fellowship for Young African Leaders, and U.S. Department of State. If you would like to learn more about our Skip the Grid work go to SkiptheGrid.org. Projects like this one, PV for Phebe, or Current for Curran would not be made possible without your support. #givingtuesday #ReciprocalExchange #MandelaFellows #ExchangeOurWorld

Mark A., an AFS #KLYES Exchange Student from the 🇵🇭Philippines🇵🇭, is being hosted in Texas! Be on the 👀lookout👀as he takes over our Instagram for the next few days! ✈️❤️🌎📷 #afsusa #afseffect #exchangeourworld #passpeaceforward

Thanksgiving is almost upon us, and our international exchange students want to let you know what they are grateful for! What about you? Let us know what you are thankful for! #WeAreThankful #WeAreYFU

Interning abroad is a terrific way to learn more about yourself and the arts, as Sara from 🇮🇹 said about her internship with @gagosian in New York!

Where will you teach abroad? Applications are open for the 2019-2020 cycle of English Language Fellows. Click below to apply before the November 30th priority deadline. Shout out to #ELFellow Delia Dunlap who shared this amazing photo of life as a Fellow in Algeria. ⁣

#Algeria #lifeofaFellow #teachabroad #theworldisyourclassroom #exchangeourworld #tesol #experienenewcultures #makeadifference #tesol #nature #mountains⁣

OneBeat 2019 applications are open! Visit apply.1beat.org to submit an application ✉️📥 Photo by @alexiawebster .
#exchangeourworld #1beatmusic @usembassyskopje @usembassybeirut @bangonacan

We are so proud of the many ways our #YESAbroad students celebrated #IEW2018 last week! From sharing American food, to teaching English, to connecting virtually with classrooms around the world, YES Abroad participants embodied the true value of international education and exchange 🙌 #exchangeourworld #YESisIEW

#Tunisian student Moez is so fast at solving a Rubik’s Cube that he ranks among the top 150 Rubik’s Cubers in the world! He has competed in competitions all over the world to test his skills, including Tunisia, France, Algeria, and most recently, Arizona, where he is currently spending a year as an exchange student through the Kennedy-Lugar Youth Exchange and Study (YES) program. #KLYES #StudyInTheUS #ExchangeOurWorld @yes.program @exchangeourworld

When we all come together we can make something beautiful. #exchangeourworld #whyhostingmatters #klyes #ciee #afs

On Friday, some of the intermediate @nsliy #arabic students attended the dissertation defense of their former Darija teacher, Samira, pictures here in the middle. Along with their teaching assistants and their local coordinator, they listened to some very intricate Modern Standard Arabic where their teacher defended her thesis on "Ironic Speech in the Quran" and received critiques from her committee. #nsliy #exchangeourworld #languagematters

We’re going big in 2019 to bring more unique music education to children who can’t afford it. Our goal is to never turn down a request for programming, but we need your help. #GivingTuesday is next week. Has music shaped your life? Will you help us bring more music to the kids who need it most? #linkinbio
#musiceducation #musiced #musiceducationmatters #musicmatters #musiceducator #bluegrass #bluegrassambassadors #globalmusic #musicforlife #musicforall #bluegrassmusic #bluegrasslife #bluegrassband #exchangeourworld #culturaldiplomacy

It’s Thanksgiving tomorrow! What are you most thankful for from your time on Program?

How are you celebrating Thanksgiving? 🦃 Tell us in the comments below & don't forget to share with #ExchangeOurWorld! 🌎🌍🌏
#KYLES Student @tari2001_ started celebrating early with these sweet thank you notes to staff at her American high school!
Original caption by @tari2001_: "Happy Thanks Giving Everyone!! I know it's too early to say, but I have no school days tomorrow till next Wednesday so I would share happiness with people at school this morning☺☺

I'm so glad to have my school canteen cashier, school officer, CS, my school guidance consular, teachers and coaches. Without them, my school will not gonna run well I could not take pictures with all of them but I would describe, they were so happy to receive small thank you cards from me😉😉

So what will you do or what did you prepare for thanks giving?? For me the amount/price of the gift is not important, people want our sincerity and warm heart❤❤❤ #binaantarbudaya #jelajahwarnajiwa #exchangeourworld #yesprogram #WeAreAYA #thanksgiving"

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