"I loved this program. The best thing about the Connect Program was being able to be myself."
– Male, 21, Portuguese, Stockton University, USA
"The best thing about the Connect Program was that it took me out of my comfort zone, and it made me more confident about how I speak or how I look."
– Female, 21, Palestinian, Islamic University in Gaza, Palestinian Territories
We're so grateful to our facilitators and supporters who made our Spring 2021 semester an enriching and brave space for 4,000 young adults across the world. Though seemingly simple, being able to be yourself in a group of diverse perspectives and identities takes courage and openness, as does challenging yourself to think critically and grow outside of your typical environment. We congratulate all of our alumni on a transformative semester, and we thank YOU for your unfailing support.
A few facts from our latest virtual exchange semester:
- 92% of participants agreed or strongly agreed that participating in the Connect Program helped them improve their cross-cultural communication skills, 91% for knowledge and/or interest in global events, and 88% for teamwork and collaborative problem-solving skills.
- 82% of participants agreed or strongly agreed that they built meaningful relationships through their participation in the Connect Program.
We are so grateful that you continue to follow, trust, and support our work -- thank you!
All the best,