It’s common to hear about species becoming extinct or endangered. You’ve probably Advocacy organizations protecting nature frequently appear on television promoting their cause. But how often do you hear about the endangered languages?
It is estimated that one language goes extinct every three months. The problem of language preservation is very urgent.
Professional fellowships can be the key to advancing your career or pivoting into a different field. For Sam Schatz, the Alfa Fellowship Program in Russia accomplished these things, but more importantly, it introduced him to AeroFarms, a startup that is currently shaping the future of agriculture. Immediately after returning from a year in Moscow, Sam was hired as the company’s first employee after the founders.
Regardless of whether you have seen or heard the term, know about the J-1 Exchange Visitor Program, or have even participated in an actual event, you might still be a little confused about J Day.
The annual celebration of international education and exchanges, which brings Exchange Visitor Program participants and hosts together to #EatPlayGive as they participate in organized community service projects has grown significantly since its launch in 2014 to encompass 47 J Day events held across 24 states and Washington, D.C. in 2018.
But the scale of the nationwide effort today masks the simplicity behind the original concept.
Zhamilya is originally from the town of Oskemen in the eastern-most region of Kazakhstan. This region close to the intersection of Kazakhstan, Russia, China, and Mongolia is also where she studied international relations at the Sarsen Amanzholov East Kazakhstan State University. Despite being in her early twenties, she has already mastered several foreign languages and experienced life abroad in South Korea, Germany, and now—the U.S.
When the U.S. didn’t qualify for the 2018 World Cup in October last year, it dispirited millions of soccer fans who groaned at the sorry state of the sport in their country. Fortunately, these same fans got a significant pick-me-up in mid-June when the U.S., Canada, and Mexico were selected to host the World Cup in 2026.
Fans from these three countries owe partial thanks to the strategic communications and government affairs firm Glover Park Group (GPG) for the successful World Cup bid. But the firm itself owes partial thanks to a young U.K. trainee—Rory Rudd—who helped ensure that the firm could be involved in the first place.