Meridian Organizes “Capitol Hill Day” for 78 Undergraduates from 14 countries

Meridian arranged four successful “Capitol Hill Day” job-shadowing sessions for 78 undergraduate students representing 14 countries from Africa, the Caribbean, South Asia and the Caucasus. The students visited the U.S. to learn about public policy and government leadership through the Study of the U.S. Institutes (SUSI) program for Public Policy and Government Leadership - an exchange program funded by the U.S. Department of State’s Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs. By enhancing students’ knowledge, skills, confidence, and networks, the program enables them to become leaders and agents of positive change in their home communities. The students were in Washington, DC for two weeks following their 4-week academic programs at host universities. Meridian’s GlobalConnect division administers the SUSI program in collaboration with the University of Massachusetts-Amherst, George Mason University, Virginia Commonwealth University, and Southern llinois University-Carbondale.

Project summary

Meridian Organizes “Capitol Hill Day” for 78 Undergraduates from 14 countries
Number of Visitors: 78
Number of Attendees: 4
Regions: Africa, Western Hemisphere, East Asia and Pacific, Europe and Eurasia, South and Central Asia
Countries: Côte d’Ivoire, Malawi, Dominican Republic, Haiti, Myanmar [Burma], Mongolia, Armenia, Azerbaijan, Georgia, Turkey, Libya, Bangladesh, Kazakhstan, Nepal
Impact Areas: Education, Youth Leadership Development
Program Areas: Exchanges, Forums, Training
Partners: Public Sector