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On March 2, thirteen Egyptian YES alumni connected virtually with close to 300 Montana high school students. The event was hosted by the Montana World Affairs Council’s Student to Student Global Conversation program, with the assistance of the U.S. Embassy in Cairo. The exchange was part of Academic WorldQuest, a four-day global education conference. Academic WorldQuest (AWQ) is a U.S. national academic competition that challenges students’ knowledge of international affairs in a fun and engaging way. 

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Columbia Falls HS

The Egyptian and American student groups shared many aspects of both U.S. and Egyptian cultures such as school, traditional holidays and food, exchange programs, what makes each place unique, driving, places to visit, languages spoken, agriculture and industries.

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Alumni in Egypt speaking with peers in the U.S.

Mariam Mohamed (YES 2014-2015, Egypt, placed by IRIS in West Liberty, IA), Mahmoud Ali (YES 2018-2019, Egypt, placed by AFS in New Mexico), Yousef Farghaly (YES 2017-2018, Egypt, placed by PAX in Richland, MO), Khaled Hassan (YES 2018-2019, Egypt, placed by AFS in Kansas City, MO), Merna Samak (YES 2018-2019, Egypt, placed by AIFS in Scranton, SC), Adham Younes (YES 2019-2020, Egypt, placed by CIEE in York, SC), Mariam Shohdy (YES 2018-2019, Egypt, placed by CIEE in Chickamauga, GA), Mahmoud  Hassan (YES 2019-2020, Egypt, placed by AFS in Granville, OH), Sara Abdelmoneim (YES 2019-2020, Egypt, placed by AFS in Tracy, CA), Maged Wadi (YES 2018-2019, Egypt, placed by AFS in Olathe, KS), Adham Gohar (YES 2019-2020, Egypt, placed by AFS-USA in Rochester, NY), Bishoy Basilious (YES 2018-2019, Egypt, placed by AFS in Biddeford, ME), and Keyrolles Rateb (YES 2019-2020, Egypt, placed by YFU in Rogers, AR)


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