Since 1985 students from around the world have relied on CCI Greenheart to provide them with a one of a kind cultural exchange experience. This year, seven individuals were granted the opportunity to participate in CCI Greenheart’s Summer Work and Travel program- for free! Through the newly established CCI Greenheart Ambassador Scholarship, these seven individuals who completed the program, showed leadership in their home country and documented their volunteering experience in the US through online blogging and video received full program reimbursement.
CCI Greenheart is a cultural exchange program that connects international students with Americans for a rare chance at a first-hand look at American culture.
“Every day it resonates that I am here on a mission to do better for the world,” said Orville Tomlinson, an Ambassador Scholar from Jamaica. “Whether I am doing volunteering or working, being a cultural ambassador for CCI Greenheart is helping me to highlight more interesting facts about my country while I am also learning about some interesting facts about other countries and their culture!”
While experiencing a new culture, individuals who participate in the CCI Greenheart Work & Travel program acquire useful work and volunteer experience- while improving their English.
Erin Nyhan, CCI Greenheart’s Work & Travel Services Director states, “Our Ambassador Scholarship embodies the higher purpose of the Work & Travel program. These self-initiating scholars will be immersed in American culture and will provide the channels for exploring the greater cultural experience in written and visual form from all across the United States. It is a rich opportunity that defines “soft diplomacy” at its best: real students immersed in traditional American communities for an amazing experience that will shape their lives and help open minds in all corners of the globe.”
While the CCI Greenheart Ambassador Scholarship is now closed for this season’s Summer Work & Travel participants, if you or someone you know may be interested in this scholarship, you can find more on this program and scholarship here.