America's Unofficial Ambassadors

We work at the grassroots level throughout the Muslim World to counter violent extremism before it takes hold, to promote tolerance and understanding, and to foster better relations with the United States.

Overcoming Social Stigma while Volunteering in Tajikistan

Unofficial Ambassador to Tajikistan and rising junior at Arizona State University Catie Carson has been published by Pink Pangea! As a Barrets Honors College  scholar, Catie is majoring in Psychology and minoring in Mandarin and Justice … Continue reading

July 27, 2016 · Leave a comment

Irony of Pulse shooting — I felt safer in Morocco than in my hometown

Unofficial Ambassador to Morocco and Florida native Rachel Joyner has been published by The Orlando Sentinel! This summer, Rachel is teaching English to youth who have had limited access to education at the Al-Akhwayan … Continue reading

July 25, 2016 · Leave a comment

Welcoming and Understanding

Unofficial Ambassador to Morocco and Villanova University’s Lily Haddad is featured on the Everyday Ambassador Blog! This summer, Lily is interning as a summer camp coordinator and counselor at the Azrou Center for … Continue reading

July 22, 2016 · Leave a comment

An American Student’s Encounters with Islam in Morocco

Unofficial Ambassador Jayla Lundstrom has been published by World Religion News! Jayla is interning at the Zaouia Sidi Abdessalam Youth Center with AUA’s Summer Service Internship program in Ifrane, Morocco. We hope you … Continue reading

July 20, 2016 · Leave a comment

“If you wanted me to remember Dushanbe and Tajikistan, where would you take me?”

Unofficial Ambassador Kenneth Estrada has been published by The Daily Record New Jersey! Kenneth is an EFL instructor at the Dushanbe Bacteria Cultural Center and a communications and outreach intern at … Continue reading

July 18, 2016 · Leave a comment

Confronting the Self-Made Man

Unofficial Ambassador Amber Glavine has written another great piece about her experience volunteering in Morocco. We are so pleased to see it published by the Alpharetta-Roswell Herald!  Amber Glavine is a rising … Continue reading

July 15, 2016 · Leave a comment

Citizen Diplomacy: A Better Alternative to Voluntourism

By Miranda Dotson Miranda Dotson is taking a gap year and will start her undergraduate studies in the fall of 2017 with plans to study International Peace and Conflict Resolution. She … Continue reading

July 13, 2016 · Leave a comment
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