美高梅4858app-USA provides opportunities for intercultural exchange that develop the global competence needed to create a more just and peaceful world. 正如我们一直证明的那样, 美高梅4858app nurtures active global citizens who make the world a better place. 研究已经证明 that study abroad programs allow students to form the long-lasting, 深化创造力所必需的有意义的关系, 创新, 和创业.

拥有庞大的全球学生网络, 父母, 家庭, 工作人员, 和捐助者, 美高梅4858app效应跨越边界和分界线. We interviewed some of the most impactful global citizens in our community to share what drives them to be a part of 美高梅4858app.

留学生

丽贝卡Gudzy

NSLI-Y和美高梅4858app-USA校友.S. 印度,15

出国留学对你有什么影响?

Going to India was an incredibly empowering experience and taught me to not second guess myself, 拥有自己的能力和优势, 并且毫不掩饰地这样做. 美高梅4858app has changed every person that I know who has done the program. 这一切都是为了最好的,最不可思议的方式. I have not stopped pursuing international opportunities I have had since 美高梅4858app.

留学家长

吉尔和理查德·艾弗里特

留学父母,接待父母

是什么促使你把孩子送出国的?

Because of our amazing experiences hosting students when our children were younger, they themselves expressed a desire to become exchange students. Our kids wanted to have that same experience in another country and have stories of their own to bring back to us. Our family has expanded exponentially because of the students we brought in and the new 家庭 and friends our children have made abroad. Our lives are richer and our connections broader because of 美高梅4858app.

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275000 + 美高梅4858app-USA校友

Our alumni are champions of global competence and agents of change. 许多人选择了教育事业, 国际事务中, 科学和技术, 医学, 媒体, 商业和工作使世界更加和平, 可持续发展的, 和相互联系的. 当我们的参与者成为校友, they can continue to rely on 美高梅4858app and fellow 美高梅4858appers to further develop their global skills.

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明矾的

Maxfield Nieves马利克

美高梅4858app海归,U.S. 2010-2011年,美高梅4858app-USA驻日本青年大使

你从美高梅4858app的经历中学到了什么?

当我出国的时候, 以及此后与美高梅4858appers的相互作用, 我了解到所有美高梅4858appers都有一个共性. 我们想要有所成就. 我们怀着使命感出国. A goal we strive for; a path we intend to follow. Even through uncertain times, you can still continue your journey with the international community.

接待交换生

马克“友好的”H. Andrino

KLYES学生,菲律宾-德克萨斯2018

你从交换经历中学到了什么?

通过美高梅4858app-USA和国务院, I was able to open my eyes and widen my horizons about individual cultural differences. I was able to meet wonderful people who helped me shape my perspective about the wider world, 最重要的是, I was able to experience and explore different cultures firsthand, which gave me an understanding of how wonderful diversity is. My exchange experience would never be this wonderful without 美高梅4858app-USA, who became one of my torchlights as I ventured the tracks of my journey as an exchange student. Being a part of 美高梅4858app-USA is like being a member of a global family, with my brothers and sisters from the different corners of the world.

的寄宿家庭

雪莉,Belton-Gonzalez 

主机父母

你的家庭为什么接待交换学生?

Being a host parent allows me to give back and give students from other countries the opportunity to have some of the experiences that I had personally. 它给了我们所有人一个相互学习和成长的机会. It’s also an opportunity to give your own children a sense of the world. It helps to understand that differences aren’t a bad thing, they add to the greatness we all have. It’s not taking anything away from anybody; it’s additive.

志愿者

大卫。聚氨酯

美高梅4858app Alum (Italy—China 2006-07), 志愿者, Recipient of 美高梅4858app Emerging Leader Award 2019

是什么驱使你去做志愿者?

My 美高梅4858app 出国留学 Experience and my passion for the 美高梅4858app Mission drives me to volunteer. I got to meet people from all over the world and build intense and strong relationships that still last today. 我的一些好朋友就是美高梅4858app的. 它让我看到了世界. It gave me a passion for traveling, took me out of my comfort zone, and my tiny town. Ultimately, I want students to realize how similar we are despite cultural differences. 我们的学生是大使. Once they come home, they steer people away from stereotypes and fearing other cultures.

职业afs

梅尔文哈蒙

职员(市场总监, 客户体验, 和战略发展, 美高梅4858app-USA多样性成员 & 包容咨询小组和LGBTQ+交流)

是什么激励你为美高梅4858app工作?

In 1980, 美高梅4858app (and my local 美高梅4858app chapter) funded my entire program – from the 美高梅4858app participation fee to my domestic airfare, including all sorts of other costs – even my first suitcase. I was beside myself and hardly able to grasp what was happening since an 美高梅4858app experience seemed so unattainable. 美高梅4858app’ choice of Malaysia was, hands down, the perfect choice of host country for me. My year in Malaysia was transformative in so many ways and it gave me an incredible level of confidence. So, at 24 and bolstered by that confidence, I decided, “I’m going to work at 美高梅4858app.然后前往纽约. 一旦我到达, 我把自己停在美高梅4858app的大厅里,然后说, “我需要和人谈谈在这里工作的事. 我知道我必须在这里工作,无论以什么身份. 这才是我应该在的地方".

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世界需要更多的全球公民

Through supporting 美高梅4858app programs, you foster transformative experiences that last a lifetime. Today’s exchange students are tomorrow’s changemakers: diplomats; thought leaders; influencers in the international business and nonprofit communities. Every new 美高梅4858app Student is another global citizen in progress—an individual primed to help build a more just and peaceful world. 而且影响还不止于学生. Host 家庭’ lives are transformed by students from across the globe and host communities gain greater cultural diversity. # 美高梅4858appEffect.

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奖学金捐赠

珍妮特·沃伊特

捐赠的 基思的. 沃伊特留学奖学金

是什么促使你创造了这项奖学金?

为了纪念我丈夫的生命和遗产, 基思·阿瑟·沃伊特, 来自俄亥俄州的美高梅4858app海归,在波哥大留学, 哥伦比亚在1975 - 1976年. 秉承基思的精神, I see this scholarship going to somebody who has a strong sense of wanderlust. This endowment celebrates and helps us to remember Keith’s life and his adventurous spirit, love of humanity and kind and generous heart for years to come.