DURATION: 10/01/2012 - 03/31/2026
CONTACT[email protected]

Program Description

The Community Connections Program in Belarus brings together professionals from Belarus with U.S. counterparts through tailored professional exchanges in communities across the U.S.

Participants establish professional connections, learn about the advantages and disadvantages of a democratic, free-market economy, and examine practices and experiences that may be adapted back home to address local challenges. Under successive contracts with the funder, USAID, World Learning brought over 600 participants from Belarus to the U.S. on three-week exchanges, which feature tailored training, homestays, and community service projects. Alumni are provided virtual learning opportunities and access to small grants.

Program Goals

  • Provide relevant training to professionals from Belarus through U.S. exchanges.
  • Build connections between professionals from Belarus and their U.S. counterparts.