This spring 2018, we were excited to launch the pilot round of a new virtual exchange initiative, Connect Program Collaborate.
Soilya CEO Waidehi Gokhale presents with Jennifer Chen from World Learning on "Virtual Exchange: Global Education for the 21st Century" as part of the 2018 Global Ties National Meeting. Read more about the event here.
Erasmus+ Virtual Exchange is part of the Erasmus+ programme, providing an accessible, ground-breaking way for young people to engage in intercultural learning. Working with Youth Organisations and Universities, the project is open to any young person aged 18-30 residing in Europe and the Southern Mediterranean.
Through a range of activities, Erasmus+ Virtual Exchange aims to expand the reach and scope of the Erasmus+ programme through Virtual Exchanges, which are technology-enabled people-to-people dialogues sustained over a period of time.
This year we partnered with the University of Massachusetts Boston—the Department of Conflict Resolution, Human Security, and Global Governance—to engage a robust cohort of new facilitators. Here they are at the university's pre-graduation department event. Pictured, from left to right and top to bottom, are Enrico Manalo, Cherif Ag Mohamed Ibrahim, Richard Barbieri, Imani Penn, Karen Ross, Nanore Barsoumian, and Saadia Ahmad. Not pictured but still appreciated are Kweta Henry and Leila Dieye.