Alumni Thematic International Exchange Seminars (Alumni TIES) are gatherings for U.S. government-sponsored exchange program alumni to network and learn about current foreign policy or public diplomacy topics. Participants explore issues of shared interest, receive training, and collaborate with fellow alumni to implement community-based projects. Through the small grants initiative, alumni have the opportunity to take action and make a positive difference in communities around the world.
“It was an intimate gathering of supportive, diverse individuals who helped spark ideas and inspire action with their own examples”
“Alumni TIES Cleveland provided an outstanding opportunity to connect with U.S. exchange alumni who share a passion for addressing substance use prevention, intervention, and recovery in their communities. The relatively small size of the group combined with the participant-driven structure and a duration of several full days enabled us to forge personal and professional connections with each attendee. Because of this, I feel condent that I will continue my personal and professional relationships with fellow Alumni TIES attendees long beyond the duration of the seminar.”
“Profound experience. It was amazing to be in the same room with so many passionate and like-minded individuals. The network that has been formed is invaluable.”
“Being at Alumni TIES Accra was a life-changing experience for me and I was really inspired and fueled to engage more on mentoring and coaching women entrepreneurs in my community.”
“I learned many things from the experiences of my fellow exchange alumni. I [had] never met Central Asian women before and it was wonderful to meet them and learn about their cultures and countries.”
“It helped me understand media literacy a lot more and realize the importance and urgency of creating programs and spreading awareness in my community. I am using all the resources shared during the virtual sessions to create content that introduces media literacy to our community and help people become more media literate.”
“Without a doubt, it was one of the best organized workshops I have ever attended. I really appreciate the smooth communication with all organizers and valuable content of each training session.”