Connect Program alumni at the American University of Sharjah (AUS) in the UAE were recognized for their participation in Soliya's virtual exchange program, receiving first-place in their institution's MENA Prize for Excellence! Dr. Sara Farhan, Assistant Professor of International Studies at AUS, remarked on the value of the Connect Program during the pandemic: “The program proved to be an excellent alternative to peer-interaction when our university transitioned to virtual learning.
Soliya joins universities and youth organizations across Europe and Southern Mediterranean speaking up in favor of Virtual Exchange and calling on the EU to continue its support beyond 2020
Erasmus+ Virtual Exchange was featured in the University Times, the student newspaper at Trinity College Dublin and Ireland's larget student newspaper.
Soliya's Ayca Ariyoruk, Director of Global Partnerships and Communication, participated in American College Casablanca's panel on global learning during covid-19.