"America has a very different educational system than what we have. The way you teach students, what you teach students, with what technology you teach students; we find it all very interesting. I now have a lot of ideas to bring home and I hope we can apply it in Ukrainian universities."
Open World Program delegate Olha Svitlynets from Ukraine (right) uses stethoscope to listen for a simulated heartbeat on a high fidelity training mannequin at a UCC nursing simulation lab in Roseburg.
“Open World has been forging lasting positive relationships between emerging and established leaders in the former Soviet Union and their American counterparts. I want to express my strong support for Open World exchanges. I am grateful for Congress’s support of such a far-reaching and farsighted program.”
Judge Allyson K. Duncan meets with Ambassador John O'Keefe during her inaugural visit as Chair of the International Judicial Relations Committee. The Committee, like the Open World Leadership Center, is committed to international exchanges and the establishment and promotion of the rule of law and administration of justice.
“Participating in the Open World Program helped me grasp the systemic approach to work and the level of personal and professional responsibility in all judiciary institutions in Washington, DC and Columbia, SC. I shared these concepts with my Serbian colleagues so that they could apply the same approach and work more effectively in the Serbian Judicial Academy.”
Marija Milaković participated in the Rule of Law delegation that traveled to Columbia, SC and met with Mayor Stephen Benjamin in August 2015.
“I rejoice when I see that the delegates bring back a drive to change things at home. My most memorable experiences, however, are all related to meeting and getting to know the host families. Their hospitality and care are beyond words, each time I feel how we are all connected as humans, that we are part of one big family.”
Open World facilitator, Sergiy Shtukarin from Donetsk, Ukraine
"My visit in USA was beautiful and extremely beneficial for me. My goal as a recipient of the Small Alumni Grant from the US Embassy of Moldova is to inform the Moldovan public about the consequences of their choices and also ensure a transparent, public communication with all citizens, local public authorities, civil society and the mass-media."
Tatiana Pantilei wins US Embassy Small Alumni Grants Competition, October, 5 2015