Exchange Matters / January 5, 2018

#ExchangesAre Haiku Battle

In December, we challenged our Network to a haiku battle on Twitter. Below are some of the results. Thank you to all who contributed! #ExchangesMatter because of people like you.

A leader’s journey
Starts with an exchange program
Ends with world insight
— Ambassador Jennifer Zimdahl Galt, Principal Deputy Assistant Secretary,
Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs, U.S. Department of State (@ECA_AS) 

Open minds exchange
Ideas cross continents
World peace grows soon
— Stacy White, Director, Office of International Visitors,
U.S. Department of State (@StacyWhiteIVLP)

We say #Exchanges
Are foundations of building
Bridges between peeps!
— Global Ties Albuquerque

Exchange can build
A free, peaceful prosperous
World for everyone
— Exchange Programs

Sunlight streaming down
Warms my heart and reminds me
Exchanges inspire
— Gulf Coast Diplomacy Council

Citizen Diplomacy
Is the key to World Peace
— Sister Cities International

Got that scholarship?
Ready to change your whole life?
Get on that plane – go!
— NSLI for Youth

Exchanges connect
This big world, teaching us how
Similar we are
— Cultural Vistas

Friends beyond borders
Together in love of peace
Improving our world
— Exchanges at FHI 360

Study, teach or work.
We recommend Germany.
Adventures waiting.
— German Embassy

On dasher, dancer,
Prancer, vixen, #Exchanges
Mean our world’s mixin!
— Cassandra McGuiness,
Global Ties Miami (@CassieMcG) 

Come to the US
Amazing #IVLP
Learning together
— Amy Reid,
World Learning (@MsAReid) 

View all our #ExchangesMatter haiku submissions here. And stay tuned for round 2!