"Tell me and I forget,
Teach me and I'll remember,
Involve me and I'll learn" - Benjamin Franklin.
The past four summers I spent working at the beautiful Wake Forest University campus at the State Department's 'Benjamin Franklin Transatlantic Fellowship'. I've been lucky to have the best summer job ever: teaching young people from all over Europe, Eurasia and the USA. But much as we are their teachers and mentors, they also become our friends and our teachers. Every year I am impressed and inspired by the intelligence and motivation these youngsters show and how each and every one of them makes the world a bit a better place. Looking at the recent events in Charlottesville I wish that many more people could experience such a joyous month living together with people from different backgrounds, colour, financial status, culture, religion... I'm not naive enough to think it would eliminate discrimination and racism, but I am sure it could help a little bit towards that goal. .
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