Soliya is recognized as an honorable mention recipient of the Global Pluralism Award for its virtual exchange work connecting young adults across lines of difference to build dialogue, understanding, and empathy. Presented in Ottawa by the Global Centre for Pluralism, the award celebrates institutions and individuals who tackle the challenge of living peacefully and productively with diversity. Read the Centre's profile of Soliya here.
The Exchange Portal was featured on the front page of the Belgian journal Références in a story about Erasmus+ Virtual Exchange. Read the story here.
Soliya was featured in a story published by Virginia Commonwealth University about students' experience in the Connect Program in the fall 2019 semester. Implementing professor Dr.
Soliya team members Ayca Ariyoruk, Senior Manager of Global Partnerships and Communication, and Erkinaz Shuminov, Development Officer, attended the inaugural International Virtual Exchange Conference hosted at the University of Washington in Tacoma. Soliya joined UNICollaboration, Sharing Perspectives Foundation, and Hogeschool Utrecht for a panel about the aims, activities, and impact of Erasmus+ Virtual Exchange, as well as separately presented about the thinking and design behind the Exchange Portal, Soliya’s custom-built platform for virtual exchange.