COUNTRIES: Belarus
DURATION: 10/01/2012 - 03/31/2019
FUNDER: USAID
CONTACTEric.Correns@worldlearning.org

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 experience that may be adapted back home to address local challenges. Under successive contracts with the funder, USAID, World Learning is bringing at least 380 participants from Belarus to the U.S. on three-week exchanges, which feature tailored training, homestays, and community service projects. 

Program Goals

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