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 Greenheart Exchange alumni and representatives of public diplomacy

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

Summer 2017 Ambassador Scholars

If you would like to learn more about these Ambassador Scholars and their accomplishments, check out the 2017 Ambassador Scholar e-zine!

Petra150Petra Opekarova:
Petra is from the Czech Republic and this is her second time on the Summer Work Travel program. Petra is in her third year at Masaryk University and she is passionate about giving back to her community through teaching classes to children and participating in a city-wide clean-up. Petra will be working in New Hampshire.



Kimone150Kimone La Shawn Montique:
Kimone is returning to Greenheart’s Work and Travel program for a second time. She is from Jamaica and is a student at the University of the West Indies. Kimone is very involved in her community and hopes to inspire others to volunteer as well. Kimone was an Ambassador Scholar in 2016 as well as Greenheart Global Leaders Conference attendee. She will be working in Missouri.



Marilenny150Marilenny Dishmey Almeida:
Marilenny is from the Dominican Republic and this is her first time traveling to the United States. She is in her third year of studying at the Autonomous University of Santo Domingo. Marilenny is very passionate about exchanging cultures and she is ready for an unforgettable summer! Marilenny will be working in Pennsylvania.



Lydia150Gaojing Sun:
Gaojing, or Lydia, is at second-year student at the Foreign Language School at Jilin Huaqiao University. Lydia is from China and has helped her community by assisting both children and senior citizens. As a student at a foreign language university, she is very interested in connecting with others through language. Lydia will be working in Wisconsin.



Gian150Gian Latoya Morrison:
Gian is from Kingston, Jamaica and she is studying at the University of the West Indies. Gian hopes to make an impact globally, so she is studying International Relations. Gian is very involved in her home town; she volunteers with a local sorority and is also the president of a volunteer organization. Gian will be working in Missouri.



Janiel150Janiel Shamarah Bryan:
Janiel just completed her first year at the University of the West Indies with a concentration in International Relations. Janiel is currently a member of two non-profit groups that aim to empower young people. Jian will be working in Michigan.



Crystal150Jing Deng:
Jing, or Crystal, is a student at Neijiang Normal University in China. Having lived in Sichuan, China her whole life, Crystal is very dedicated to protecting the environment and hopes to spread her knowledge when she comes to the United States. Crystal will be working in Colorado.



Sultan150Sultan Tayel Eqab Elmanaseer:
Sultan is from Jordan and he is in his third year at the American University of Madaba. He is currently pursuing his degree in Computer Science and would love to learn more about the education system in the United States. Sultan is very dedicated to his English studies and aids children in learning English in Jordan. Sultan will be working in New York.



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