From March 12 – 19, 2016, the U.S. Department of State Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs will sponsor six Fulbright Foreign Student Program students and six Fulbright U.S. Student Program alumni to participate in a week-long service-learning program led by Amizade in Williamson, WV.
The Fulbright Program is the flagship international educational exchange program sponsored by the U.S. government. Fulbright enrichment activities are designed to support the overall mission of the Fulbright Program – to increase mutual understanding between the people of the United States and the people of other countries.
Amizade, through its partnership with Sustainable Williamson in the Appalachia region, will offer Fulbright participants a number of enriching service opportunities throughout the week relating to education, agricultural and economic sustainability, community health and the discovery of how these community components are interrelated. Amizade is very excited to work with the Fulbright Program because of the international perspective provided by the Fulbright participants. Amizade values active social agents who are channeling their knowledge of Americana through Appalachia, a significant touchstone for the United States.