Ambassador Scholars are Work & Intern Exchange participants with an enhanced opportunity for personal growth and professional development. Recipients are chosen based on their community leadership in their home countries.

The Ambassador Scholarship offers recipients reimbursement of their program costs upon successful completion of their program and scholarship requirements. As an Ambassador Scholar, participants must volunteer in their host communities and document their life living and working in the U.S. through the creation of a blog or video.

Ambassador Scholars go on to become CCI Greenheart alumni and representatives of public diplomacy

Note that this scholarship is only offered to CCI Greenheart J-1  Work & Intern participants.

Summer 2016 Ambassador Scholars

Marek-editMarek Ruzick:
Marek is from Slovakia and he is currently a graduate student at the Technical University of Kosice. This Marek’s 3rd time on the Summer Work Travel program with CCI Greenheart. He was also an Ambassador Scholar and Greenheart Global Leaders Conference attendee in 2015. He will be working in Pennsylvania.

 

 


Ting-editTing Zhao:
Ting, or Jane, is from China and she is a 3rd year student at Jilin Huaquia University of Foreign Languages. Jane is very involved at her university and is a Model U.N participant. She comes to the Summer Work Travel program with an eagerness to learn more about global issues. She will be working in California.

 

 


Sicong-editSicong Wei:
Sicong, or Tim, is a very enthusiastic Chinese student at Guangdong AIB Polytechnic College. He is very concerned about the pollution in Beijing and would like to learn more about making the world a better place. He will be working in Utah.

 

 


Fernanda-editFernanda Anneliza De La Cruz Berihuete:
Fernanda is from the Dominican Republic and a student at Universidad Autonoma de Santo Domingo. She hopes to stretch her comfort zone and learn more about American culture while giving others a taste of the Dominican Republic. She will be working in Pennsylvania.

 

 


Katerina-editKaterina Labudova:
Katerina is from the Czech Republic and studying at Masaryk University. She’s interested in meeting people so she can keep learning about other cultures and religions. At her university, Katerina tutors students at the International Student Center. She is ready to meet and create friendships during her Summer Work Travel program. She will be working in Delaware.

 

 


Adela-Stefana-editAdela Stefana Budai:
Adela is from Romania and a graduate student at the Technical University of Cluj-Napoca. She has a lot of experience volunteering with children and is beyond excited for this cultural exchange opportunity! She will be working in Michigan.

 

 


Kenyata-editKenyata Zavier Thomas:
Kenyata is a Jamaican student at the University of the West Indies where he hopes to become a doctor. He has a lot of experience volunteering in his community and is very involved in working with the youth. He will be working in Colorado.

 

 


Russanette-editRussanette Khadijah Dennis:
This will be Russanette’s third year on the Summer Work Travel program. She is a people person and is excited to return to her friends in the United States. While here, she hopes to learn more about poverty and how she can make a difference. She will be working in Pennsylvania.

 

 


Kimone-editKimone La Shawn Montique:
Kimone is from Jamaica and a student at the University of the West Indies. She is passionate about youth advocacy in Jamaica and has over 200 volunteer hours under her belt. She will be working in Missouri.

 

 

 


Yana-editYana Trubiichuk:
Yana is Ukrainian but currently studying at the University of Economics in Krakow in Poland. She is very passionate about volunteering and most of her volunteering stems from her religious beliefs. She is excited to come to the United States to learn about American cultures and share food and customs from her time in Poland and Ukraine. She will be working in New Jersey.

 

 


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