Soliya's Director of Global Partnerships and Communication, Ayca Ariyoruk, writes about the continued relevance of virtual exchange for UK youth in the face of, and despite of, Brexit. Arguing that Brexit shouldn't be an exit from virtual exchange, Ayca Ariyoruk writes: "Brexit may mean the country rejects globalisation as an economic model but that doesn’t automatically translate into the rejection of global education.
A 2016 evaluation of different virtual exchange models, conducted by RTI International for the Stevens Initiative, concluded that the following are effective practices in virtual exchange:
Soliya is recognized as an honorable mention recipient of the Global Pluralism Award for its 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 indivdiuals who tackle the challenge of living peacefully and productively with diversity. Read the Centre's profile of Soliya here.