MERGE Applications Open

The MENA - USA Resilient Girls Exchange (MERGE) will connect young women from the United States and MENA region in a supportive virtual space to learn about mental health, develop emotional resilience skills, and share this knowledge with their communities. Apply now to join this program.

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2021 National Meeting

The Global Ties U.S. National Meeting is the premier gathering of organizations, U.S. government agencies, advocates, and leaders in the international exchange field.

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We foster connections that break down borders, shatter stereotypes, and create a more peaceful, prosperous world.  

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“I am convinced that increased participation by dedicated Americans in international exchanges will help to achieve our common hope for a durable and just peace.”

President John F. Kennedy, 1961 Learn More