Alumni Connexion

New and old alumni gathered during a PD reception
New and old alumni gathered during a PD reception

On November 25, 2014 the U.S. Embassy organized a “soiree d’amitie” to welcome the 2014 YALI cohort, but also to connect all the exchange alumni namely Fulbright, YALI, IVLP, Humphrey in a fun event. The Public Diplomacy (PD) section reached out to working partners whose employees are often sent on the exchange programs for a better understanding of these programs and their goals. PD played a “human bingo” ice breaker and spoke about the AEIF and encouraged them to form teams and think of proposals, handed out Fulbright certificates, and the president of ABPEC welcomed YALI. The highlight was an award to the “oldest” alumni who did an exchange in 1986 and the “newest” who returned on Sunday (Nov. 23, 2014)