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Virtual Civic Education Week 2020

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Assistant Secretary Marie Royce of the U.S. Department of State's Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs addressed almost 100 YES students from 33 countries and territories participating in the first virtual Civic Education Workshop on May 19. Some of the students joined from the United States, and others had already returned to their home countries. The students spoke enthusiastically about their experiences in their American host communities.

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Students at the first virtual Civic Education Week


How did your YES experience change you? What have you learned about yourself, the U.S. and the world?

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