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The New Americans

By Mansurzon Mirzabaev, Kyrgyzstan The 12th day in the United States started with the cloudy weather view from the window…Read More

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A memory-making experience

by Nazeli Sargsyan, an English teacher, from Armenia Like any English teacher, my dream has always been to explore and…Read More

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A Week of Firsts

By Stella Kroustalidoui, English teacher, Greece First time in the US…First time on a 10-hour flight from Athens to Philadelphia…First…Read More

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Amina El Hajjami – Southeast Asian Coalition of Central Massachusetts

My name Amina El Hajjami, I’m 35 years old and I live in Marrakech, Morocco. I work at the High…Read More

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Aafaf Lamzaiti – ReGreen Springfield

Within the first week, I had the opportunity, thanks to my host Mr. David Bloniarz, to join The Nature of…Read More

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Asmae El Hajji – Office of Congressman Jim McGovern

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Mohamed Tazrouti – Leadership Pioneer Valley

I have had the chance to attend a leadership fellowship program with my host organization, Leadership Pioneer Valley. I am…Read More

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Zineb Jaber – Performance Project

It is with great pleasure and enthusiasm that I was selected as one of the Moroccans for the Professional Fellowship…Read More

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Ibtihal Benharoual – Southeast Asian Coalition of Central Massachusetts

Classic Introduction Hello, my name is Ibtihal Benharoual, I am a 29 year-old African from Morocco. An interesting fact about…Read More

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Dounia Niouf – Pioneer Valley Planning Commission

My virtual fellowship at PVPC started on February 16, 2021. Throughout the two weeks of this intercultural experience, I have…Read More