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Hubert H. Humphrey Fellowship Program seeks Friendship Families for international leaders

Jun. 26, 2017, 3:24 PM

Friendship families are an integral part of the international Hubert H. Humphrey Fellows’ experience in the United States. (Vanderbilt University)
Friendship families are an integral part of the international Hubert H. Humphrey Fellows’ experience in the United States. (Vanderbilt University)

Vanderbilt’s Hubert H. Humphrey Fellowship Program is looking for Friendship Families for its international fellows during the 2017-18 academic year.

The Humphrey Fellowship Program at Vanderbilt brings accomplished midcareer educational leaders from developing nations and emerging democracies to the United States for an academic year for leadership and professional development as well as to foster mutual exchange. Humphrey Fellows for 2017-18 are from the following countries: Azerbaijan, Belize, Burkina Faso, Cape Verde, Chad, El Salvador, Ethiopia, India, Mauritius, Myanmar, Pakistan and Uzbekistan.

Friendship Families are an integral part of the international fellows’ experience in the United States. They will act as friends and extended family networks to the fellows during their 10-month stay in Nashville. The main mission of Friendship Families is to assist the international fellows in adjusting to life in the United States and Nashville and to provide an opportunity for cultural exchange between the Friendship Families, the community, and the international fellows.

More information will be provided at the Friendship Family Orientation Dinner on Aug. 10, where participants also will be introduced to their Humphrey Fellow.

Please submit this online form by Friday, July 21, to receive additional information. For questions, contact Cynthia Feng (zhu.feng@vanderbilt.edu).

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