1. Participating in the First Global robotics competition challenged a group of young Algerians to use their STEM skills to solve local and global problems. Now they want to inspire others to do the same.
  2. Aditi Rao is using her Advancing Leaders Fellowship to cultivate positive change in India through a theater arts program that promotes social inclusion by bringing together young people from diverse backgrounds.
  3. SIT Graduate Institute alumnus Joe Preston Sumo Sr.'s practicum at the World Bank inspired him to examine the role faith-based organizations can play in sustainable development.
  4. Alumni of the 2016 Iraqi Young Leaders Exchange Program (IYLEP) came together in Erbil, Iraq, earlier this year to share successes, challenges, and lessons learned from implementing their projects back home.
  5. IYLEP Alumni Leadership Development Conference
  6. Despite not knowing the language, one Experimenter to Vietnam connected with people around the country through a shared love of "the beautiful game."
  7. Rapid globalization is leading many people to reconsider their ideas about cultural identity, which could have major implications for politics, conflict, and economics.
  8. Leaders for Democracy Fellow Wafaa Afkir is helping expand access to quality education through her organization We For Them, which supplies books for classroom libraries at schools in need.
  9. Lani Cupo and Maya Sutton-Smith are the recipients of the 2017 SIT Study Abroad Undergraduate Research Award, which recognizes outstanding, field-based Independent Study Projects conducted on SIT programs.
  10. Cultural immersion programs, like The Experiment in International Living, help students develop leadership and other skills they need to be successful in college and beyond.
  11. A group of anti-corruption advocates in Mongolia is working with World Learning on a social inclusion project that aims to improve transparency and rebuild trust in schools in Ulaanbaatar's Nalaikh District.
  12. Geologist Patrick Dobson visited Mexico as a Fulbright Specialist to build relationships with other scientists studying geothermal systems and develop new partnerships.
  13. Mayssa Lajmi is using her experience on the Leaders for Democracy Fellowship (LDF) program to empower young Tunisians to become more politically active and engaged in their communities.
  14. Shannon Simrell says graduate studies at SIT helped her develop the management and intercultural communications skills to be an effective change-maker.
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